Dressing Box

Date

1834-1867

GUSN

GUSN-5425

Description

Simple rectangular box with inset brass-bound corners; brass plate on top reads "George Hall May"; hinged lid opens to red leather lining with maker's label on inside lid; left side has three cubby holes, right has drawer which lifts out.

Details

Descriptive Terms

dressing cases
brass (alloy)
leather
rosewood (wood)
Rosewood
Brass
Leather
BOX, TOILET

Inscription

Maker's label; ""George Hall May"" on brass plate.

Associated Building

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

Maker

Woolfield, Tom, Mr. (Maker)

Location of Origin

Liverpool, England

Object Type

Toilet Article

Dimensions

4.5 x 12.25 x 8 (HxWxD) (inches)

Credit Line

Gift of Ralph May

Accession Number

1971.745