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Dressing box:

Object Number: 
INV.8776a-c
Date: 
ca. 1812
Medium: 
mixed
Dimensions: 
Box: 6 3/4 x 10 3/4 x 7 1/2 in. ( 17.1 x 27.3 x 19 cm ) Part (lower tray): 2 x 6 1/8 x 1/2 in. (5.1 x 15.6 x 1.3 cm)
Description: 
Metal rectangular dressing box with a trapezoidal escutcheon and square lock plate; painted black with yellow oak leaves and vines painted around the top edge; brass "U" shaped handle center of the top; two hinges in the back; orange painted tray with three horizontal comparments (b) rests on the top above three compartments and a small rectangular tray (c); two of the lower compartments have hinged doors; center comparment has two round holes that may have once held cups.
Gallery Label: 
This dressing box belonged to Lieutenant Jonathan Church. He used it during the War of 1812.
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group