Document Box

Collection Type

  • Household accessories

Date

ca. 1850

GUSN

GUSN-223635

Description

Black leather; bumpy surface; hinge lid; brass band tackled around lower edge of lid; leather handle on top of lid; brass hinge latch and key plate with swing cover; interior beige linen lining.

Details

Descriptive Terms

boxes (containers)
leather
brass (alloy)
linen (material)
Box, Document

Inscription

"G. F. Pierce" (Painted)
"Aug. 25, 1857" (handwritten)
"G. F. Pierce/ Aug 25, 1857/ Antoinette L. Pierce/ Feb 18. 1935"

Maker

Unknown

Object Type

Documentary Artifact

Dimensions

6 3/4 x 12 1/4 x 8 (HxWxD) (inches)

Credit Line

Museum Purchase

Accession Number

2004.41.1

Date

ca. 1850 (Aug 25, 1857, dated by former owner)

Places

Dorchester (Boston, Suffolk county, Massachusetts) [neighborhood]
Massachusetts (United States)