Box

Collection Type

  • Ephemera

Date

ca. 1890

GUSN

GUSN-284684

Description

This box contains a brooch, 2006.44.31.1, but it was most likely not the original container for the brooch. The box is composed of a base and hinged lid, covered in purple velvet. The interior base is covered in black velvet, formed with slits and depressions to hold a piece of jewelry. The lid interior is covered in satin that is stamped in gold with the name and address of a well-known Paris jeweler.

Details

Descriptive Terms

boxes (containers)
velvet (fabric weave)
satin
Box

Inscription

"Ch. FONTANA & Cie./ Palais Royal / 96 a 98 / PARIS" (embossed)

Associated Building

Original To Stephen Phillips House (Salem, Mass.),

Additional Identification Number

2006.44.31ab
1111

Maker

Unknown

Object Type

Merchandising T&E

Credit Line

Gift of the Stephen Phillips Memorial Charitable Trust for Historic Preservation

Accession Number

2006.44.31.2

Places

Paris (Ville de Paris department, Île-de-France, France)