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Wooden box made from the bed of Robert Burns

Object Number: 
INV.823
Date: 
1800-1860
Medium: 
Wood, metal
Dimensions: 
Overall: 1 x 3 1/2 x 1 1/2 in. ( 2.5 x 8.9 x 3.8 cm )
Marks: 
printed: on top: "Warranted/PART OF THE BED OF BURNS/on which he slept at/MOSGIEL" stamped: inside top on metal lining: "DAVIDSON/WILSON & AMPHLET/MAUCHLINE"
Description: 
Wooden (pine?) rectangular box with hinged lid and metal lining; top of box with black printed inscription: "Warranted/PART OF THE BED OF BURNS/on which he slept at/MOSGIEL"
Gallery Label: 
This box was made out of wood from the bed of the Scottish poet Robert Burns (1759-1796).
Credit Line: 
Presented by Henry Owen
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group