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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.
velvet (fabric weave)
"Ch. FONTANA & Cie./ Palais Royal / 96 a 98 / PARIS" (embossed)
Original To Stephen Phillips House (Salem, Mass.),
Gift of the Stephen Phillips Memorial Charitable Trust for Historic Preservation
Paris (Ville de Paris department, Île-de-France, France)