<em>Presentation Box</em>, 2nd half 19th century. Wood, leather, satin, velvet, metal hardware, 1 3/8 x 13 5/8 x 4 1/2 in. (3.5 x 34.6 x 11.4 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Gift of Mrs. John H. Livingston, 1996.37.26. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, 1996.37.26.jpg)

Presentation Box

Medium: Wood, leather, satin, velvet, metal hardware

Geograhical Locations:

Dates:2nd half 19th century

Dimensions: 1 3/8 x 13 5/8 x 4 1/2 in. (3.5 x 34.6 x 11.4 cm)


Accession Number: 1996.37.26

Image: 1996.37.26.jpg,

Catalogue Description:
Presentation box for fish slice and fork set (1996.37.24-.25). Flat, oblong wooden box with slightly domed lid, covered with brown leather; lid was originally hinged to box with strip of leather (now torn) and is decorated with embossed outlines and garlands of foliate and flower forms at each short end; box originally had clasp at front center. Interior of box: bottom molded to fit serving pieces and lined with purple velvet; lid lined with purple satin and has two blue elastic bands across length. Condition: Fair; exterior badly worn with scuffs and tears in leather; clasp lost; hinge completely torn such that box and lid are no longer joined.

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