Wooden Box with Hinged Top

Object Name: 
Wooden Box with Hinged Top

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Object Name: 
Wooden Box with Hinged Top
Place Made: 
Accession Number: 
82.2.22 A
Overall H: 19.5 cm, W: 21.9 cm, D: 16.1 cm
On Display
about 1725-1750
Primary Description: 
"Shagreen-covered" wood case, lined with dark red velvet and woven silver-thread bands; silvered brass fittings. Rectangular box with domed, paneled, hinged top; covered on the exterior with stamped black imitation shagreen; brass bail handle and escutcheon on top, harp and lock plate on the side, oval hinges on the back, all apparently formerly silvered; four brass buttons on the black- painted wood bottom; the interior divided into eight compartments, each fitting one bottle, and two circular tubes at the center; the tops of the compartments and the inside of the cover lined with padded dark red velvet, trimmed with narrow tape incorporating silver threads; one pink tape ribbon (originally two) to prevent the lid falling open; the compartments also lined with black paper below the velvet.
Lanmon, Dwight P. (American, b. 1938), Former Collection