Toilet Kit

Collection Type

  • Household accessories

Date

1872

GUSN

GUSN-5284

Description

Rectangular box with hinged lid; brass shield on lid with engraved "1872" and unidentified initial; round brass keyhole lock on side front; drawer at bottom of box, no pulls, opens by interior button; rectangular engraved silver lock plate on lip of lid and silver escutcheon plate on lip of box; blue velvet interior lid secured by gold embossed leather bands; lid attached to box by two rectangular engraved silver hinges flanking a cartouche-shaped engraved silver plate with central interior button for releasing drawer; box contains toilet items: glass bottles and jars with silver caps, rectangular glass boxes with engraved silver covers, pearl-handled steel cuticle tools; lift out case with additional storage area below.

Details

Descriptive Terms

toilet sets (dresser sets)
brass (alloy)
burl veneer
engraving (printing process)
glass (material)
leather
pearl (animal material)
silver (metal)
steel (alloy)
velvet (fabric weave)
Mahogany Veneer
Brass
Silver
Glass
Velvet
Leather
Pearl
Steel
Stipple Engraved
KIT, TOILET

Inscription

Brass shield on the lid is engraved: 1872 .

Associated Building

Original to Rundlet-May House (Portsmouth, N.H.),

Maker

Unknown

Object Type

Toilet Article

Dimensions

6.875 x 11.875 x 8.75 (HxWxD) (inches)

Credit Line

Gift of Ralph May

Accession Number

1971.643