Jewelry box

Object Number: 
INV.12691.1a-d
Date: 
1865-1900
Medium: 
Wood, leather, silk, glass, cardboard, metal
Dimensions: 
Overall: 3 3/4 x 7 3/4 x 5 7/8 in. ( 9.5 x 19.7 x 14.9 cm )
Marks: 
printed: in gilt, center front of lid: "A. L. L."
Description: 
Rectangular wooden jewelry box, corners slightly rounded, covered with brown leather; lid once hinged at the back (now loose), with skeleton key lock at the center front and internal lock works, initials "A.L.L." at the center of lid, with gilt rectangular border at outer edge of lid, inside brown rectangular border; inside is lined with blue cardboard resembling moiré, with oval cut out of center for mirror; 3-compartment tray inside box is leather covered, with a leather tab at the center of both sides to lift the tray out, center compartment is lined with blue velvet and is formed to hold a pocket watch, the side compartments are lined with blue satin with blue silk double-cord ric-rac intertwined with gold string applied around the bottom at the outer edges; bottom section of box is lined with blue satin.
Gallery Label: 
This jewelry box belonged to Adelaide L. Livingston (1852-1909), and contains some random jewelry and other objects from the Livingston family.
Credit Line: 
Gift of Goodhue Livingston, 1951
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group