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Thread display case/egg collection

1992.671 (RS20755)

Description

Projecting stepped top with molded edge on nine-drawer case. Top seven drawers, rounded glass fronts and single metal pull; two lower drawers, wood fronts and double cast composition pulls. Molded base, raised panels at sides. Contains nearly 500 eggs of Long Island birds gathered in second half of 19th C. Many eggs inscribed with date of finding and identification of type.

Details

Maker
unknown
Date
1880 -1900
Inscriptions
Stenciled on lower drawer front: Eureka Spool Silk
Associated Building
Original to Cogswell's Grant (Essex, Mass.).
Material
glass (material)
oak (wood)
Object type
Merchandising T&E
Places
New York state (United States)
Descriptive terms
Case, Display
Eggshell
Glass
glass (material)
Oak
oak (wood)
showcases
Dimensions
23 x 22 1/2 x 17 1/4 (HxWxD) (inches)
Accession Number
1992.671
Credit Line
Gift of Bertram K. and Nina Fletcher Little
GUSN
8330

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