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SNUFFBOX

Made by: Unknown

Currently in storage


About this object

On the cover of the box is a picture of Abraham Lincoln reading a book with his son, Thomas. They are seated in a library. Lincoln and his son are seated to the right of the box. Thomas stands behind his father and has his arm over his father's shoulder. There is an open book on Lincoln's lap and to the left is a table with more books upon it. There are library shelves in the background.

Category:
lacquerware
Object name:
SNUFFBOX
Made from:
Wood -- papier-mâche -- lacquer
Made in:
Birmingham, England
Date made:
ca. 1864
Size:
8.3 cm (3 1/4 in.)

Detailed information for this item

Catalog number:
35.36.1-2
Class:
LACQUER
Signature marks:
INSCRIPTION at top of lid: President Lincoln/and his son Thomas
Credit line:
Bequest of Marjorie Merriweather Post, 1973