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Presentation Box

Decorative Arts and Design

MEDIUM Leather, satin, velvet, metal hardware, other materials
DATES ca. 1865
DIMENSIONS 2 1/4 x 8 1/8 x 3 3/8 in. (5.7 x 20.6 x 8.6 cm)  (show scale)
MARKINGS Embossed in gold on inside of lid: "Jas. Mc. MURRAY. / 315 / FULTON STREET. / BROOKLYN" within decorative medallion.
CREDIT LINE Gift of Mrs. John H. Livingston
CATALOGUE DESCRIPTION Presentation box. Oblong shape with slightly domed lid, covered in brown leather; hinged at back with strip of leather; two hook clasps at front; top of lid embossed with scroll and foliate decorations. Interior: bottom molded to fit sugar ladle / sifter (1996.37.19) and lined with purple velvet; lid lined with purple satin. Condition: Good; deep scratches in leather allover exterior of box.
MUSEUM LOCATION This item is not on view
CAPTION James McMurray, Brooklyn. Presentation Box, ca. 1865. Leather, satin, velvet, metal hardware, other materials, 2 1/4 x 8 1/8 x 3 3/8 in. (5.7 x 20.6 x 8.6 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Gift of Mrs. John H. Livingston, 1996.37.20. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, 1996.37.20.jpg)
IMAGE overall, 1996.37.20.jpg. Brooklyn Museum photograph, 2004
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