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Fitted Box

Decorative Arts and Design

MEDIUM Wood, silk
DATES ca. 1880
DIMENSIONS 1 1/2 x 7 5/8 x 8 7/8 in. (3.8 x 19.4 x 22.5 cm)  (show scale)
MARKINGS Embossed in gold on inside on lid, on red center panel: "Shreve Crump & Low / BOSTON."
CREDIT LINE H. Randolph Lever Fund
CATALOGUE DESCRIPTION Low rectangular wooden box with hinged lid, covered with gold-colored velvet on exterior; top edges of box are rounded; lid attached with two hinges at back and secures to box with a metal clasp at the front. Interior of box has two raised supports slotted to hold six pieces of flatware and is lined with rusched (and now faded) red silk; inside of lid lined with padded red silk panel down center flanked by strips of black and gray diagonally striped fabric. Condition: Fair; velvet on exterior is badly worn around edges, including some tears at corners; fabric on interior is badly faded and frayed.
MUSEUM LOCATION This item is not on view
CAPTION Shreve Crump & Low (founded 1796). Fitted Box, ca. 1880. Wood, silk, 1 1/2 x 7 5/8 x 8 7/8 in. (3.8 x 19.4 x 22.5 cm). Brooklyn Museum, H. Randolph Lever Fund, 1997.66.7. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, 1997.66.7_closed.jpg)
IMAGE overall, closed, 1997.66.7_closed.jpg. Brooklyn Museum photograph, 2004
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