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Sash in box

Object Number: 
1939.486a-d
Date: 
1855-1865
Medium: 
Silk; metal
Dimensions: 
overall (box): 3 3/8 x 11 3/8 x 6 1/4 in. ( 8.6 x 28.9 x 15.9 cm ) overall (sash): 2 x 4 3/4 x 110 1/2 in. ( 5.1 x
Marks: 
painted: on lid, beneath handle: "John S. Ellis"
Description: 
Yellow silk jersey sash with yellow cord tassels, in black metal box with hinged lid which locks with skeleton key at the center front of the box, green swivel handle at center of lid and owner's name painted beneath; removable metal divider inside box, with ring handle at the center,; single-bit key has oval head with heart-shaped void center.
Gallery Label: 
This sash was worn by John Stoneacre Ellis (1828-1896), the younger brother of the donor. Ellis fought in the Civil War, specifically in the Battle of Gettysburg in 1863.
Credit Line: 
Gift of Mrs. Augustus Van Horne Ellis
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group