Wood, leather, brass, iron, hair, pearl
Overall: 6 x 13 x 8 1/2 in. ( 15.2 x 33 x 21.6 cm )
Rectangular wooden box with flat, hinged lid, painted latch and escutcheon, and oval mount with bail handle on top of box; box covered with reddish-brown leather and ornamented with brass tacks or studs; tacks around edges of lid and box, forming arcs around corners, latch, and oval around handle on top, forming boundaries for areas covered in black leather; leather fringe following from lid, with pinked edges; inside covered with yellow satin with printed floral pattern in gray and white, lid held open with two fabric hinges; also contains key, lock of brown hair, and two pearls.
According to accession records, this box belonged to Israel Corse's family.
Gift of Miss Lena Cadwalader Evans
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.