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Dressing Box

1971.745 (RS117741)

Description

Simple rectangular box with inset brass-bound corners; brass plate on top reads "George Hall May"; hinged lid opens to red leather lining with maker's label on inside lid; left side has three cubby holes, right has drawer which lifts out.

Details

Maker
Woolfield, Tom, Mr. (Maker)
Date
1834-1867
Inscriptions
Maker's label; ""George Hall May"" on brass plate.
Location of origin
Liverpool, England
Associated Building
Original to Rundlet-May House (Portsmouth, N.H.).
Material
brass (alloy)
leather
rosewood (wood)
Object type
Toilet Article
Descriptive terms
BOX, TOILET
Brass
brass (alloy)
dressing cases
Leather
leather
Rosewood
rosewood (wood)
Dimensions
4.5 x 12.25 x 8 (HxWxD) (inches)
Accession Number
1971.745
Credit Line
Gift of Ralph May
GUSN
5425

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