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Date
1870 – 1890
Material
wood; shell
Catalogue Number
102.04.0256
Description
Lacquered wood box with tortoise shell veneer applied. Handle on top of box and hinged door on front which has sliding clasp. Behind door are three tortoise shell veneered drawers with circular, metal pulls. Base of box black lacquer. Back panel separating from underlying wood. Each of side panels …
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Title
Trinket Box
Date
1870 – 1890
Material
wood; shell
Dimensions
5.7 x 5.0 x 8.9 cm
Description
Lacquered wood box with tortoise shell veneer applied. Handle on top of box and hinged door on front which has sliding clasp. Behind door are three tortoise shell veneered drawers with circular, metal pulls. Base of box black lacquer. Back panel separating from underlying wood. Each of side panels cracked throughout length. Front panel (door) also cracked lacquer loss at base at front of box and at bottom back corners of box. Note inset tacks on box top which serve as rests for handle. Top hinge bracket on door missing small tack.
Subject
households
decorative
Japanese
E. S. Morse
Credit
Gift of Catharine Robb Whyte, O. C., Banff, 1979
Catalogue Number
102.04.0256
Images
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