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Jewelry Box

Jewelry Box

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Description
Elongated lidded box with bulging sides and reverse-cyma canted corners on four, inward-facing, split-scroll feet. Chased and stamped festoons of flowers cover sides of body and the conforming, flat-domed lid, the top of which bears a depiction of a closed carriage being pulled left by two plumed horses, the driver accompanied by a dog and footman. Internal clasp; five-finger hinge runs width of back. Bottom underside is struck with a long zigzag or wrigglework line next to a rampant bear facing left with "C" at right in a circle, and what appear to be the raised serif letters "HUD(?) / NE(?)" in a conforming surround.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
box
date made
1760-1770
place made
Germany: Berlin, Berlin
Physical Description
silver (overall material)
Measurements
overall: 3 1/8 in x 4 3/4 in x 3 1/4 in; 7.9375 cm x 12.065 cm x 8.255 cm
ID Number
DL.382096
catalog number
382096
Credit Line
Gift of Daughters of Mrs. Alice Pike Barney
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Cultural and Community Life: Domestic Life
Domestic Furnishings
Data Source
National Museum of American History
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