Sewing box in the form of a grand piano, ca. 1837

Sewing box in the form of a grand piano, ca. 1837

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Sewing box in the form of a grand piano, made of rosewood, trimmed and inlaid with light wood. SImulated keyboard inlaid on cover (five tune keys). Cut-red velvet-covered tray has depressed receptacles for holding various sewing tools and utensils. Not all fitted tools are in their places. White silk cushion over tray. Paper under lid in inscribed in pencil "Agnes H. Thornton from her husband Thomas F. Thornton. She died in 1837, 20 yrs. old. Mother of S.C. Brown.
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Object Name
Sewing box
date made
ca. 1837
Physical Description
wood, metal, paper, silk (overall material)
overall, closed: 6 1/4 in x 7 1/2 in x 11 1/2 in; 15.875 cm x 19.05 cm x 29.21 cm
ID Number
catalog number
accession number
Credit Line
Gift of Dr. Alexander Wetmore
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Data Source
National Museum of American History
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