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Box with writing instruments

Object Number: 
INV.13945
Date: 
1800-1830
Medium: 
Pine, metal, paint
Dimensions: 
Overall: 1 1/2 x 7 3/4 x 2 1/4 in. ( 3.8 x 19.7 x 5.7 cm )
Marks: 
stamped: on stylus: "LE BI-BOSSE/F QUE G.B. DEPOSE" maker's mark: on each tip
Description: 
Rectangular pine box painted with blue ground and white and red flowers, wire closure and hinges, and charcoal stylus, metal retractable brush, wood handled knife, and eight stylus tips housed in interior.
Gallery Label: 
While the box was made in the United States, the contents are probably of European origin.
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group