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

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)