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Object ID 1996.023.002
Object Name Box
Collection Household/Domestic
Credit line Gift of Albert & Lois Jenkins
Year Range from 1850
Year Range to 1870
Description Small oblong, carved mahogany puzzle box that contains a 1 1/2" long x 3/4" wide x 3/8" deep interior compartment and is constructed from three layers. The box opens and closes on a brass swivel pin located at one end. The lower most part contains the storage compartment and has a small, hand-carved clip at the end opposite the swivel pin. The middle layer slides slightly along the swivel pin so that it can be moved up and down to secure the clip into a corresponding hole. The upper most layer then swivels to lock the lower two layers into place.
Dimensions H-1.125 W-1 L-2.75 inches
Subjects Boxes
Search Terms Puzzle Boxes
Nineteenth Century
Material Mahogany; brass pin