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Carter No.: 032

Handlist description: Chest of ivory, ebony, and red wood

Card/Transcription No.: 032-1

32. Chest of ivory, ebony and red wood.

1. Position

Under lion couch (35). Knob end facing door.

2. Dimensions

with lid 83 x 60.5 x 63.5 overall. (See diagrams).

3. Description

Lid Framework of ebony. Inside red wood panels, on edges of which were 4 strips of veneer, ivory, ebony, ivory, ebony. Gable ends however only had 3 strips, ivory, ebony, ivory.

Cornice Corners dovetailed, and mitred above. Ebony.

Torus-moulding Covered with gold leaf.

Box proper Corner posts & upper & lower frames of ebony. Within centre panels of red wood, on edges of which


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