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Domed and hinged lidded rectangular box covered with tooled and gilt tan-colored leather; top has squared iron carrying bale at center; lid is tooled with central diamond with each quadrant enclosing a crown above "GR"; top, corners and front panel with pattern of diamonds formed by acorns with oak leaves; front panel and lid with vine pattern border; front panel of carcass with iron lock at center; ends and back are tooled with intersecting diagonals forming diamonds; interior lined with printed paper which appears to have come from a dictionary.
wood (plant material)
oak leaf (motif)
Original to Sayward-Wheeler House (York Harbor, Me.),
5.5 x 13 x 7.625 (HxWxD) (inches)
Gift of the heirs of Elizabeth Cheever Wheeler