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Carter No.: 032

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

Card/Transcription No.: 032-2

32. (cont)

3. (Cont) were 4 strips of veneer, ivory, ebony, ivory, ebony. On one end a knob covered with gold leaf, and corresponding knob on top of lid.

Feet end in shoes of copper.

Supports in corners of ebony with a strip of ivory round edge. This ivory strip also fitted into metal shoes.

Carrying poles Extra slats of wood fastened to bottom of box near each corner. To each of these were attached two bronze rings. (A in diagram) Sliding in there were the four carrying poles of ebony.

Round wooden pegs used throughout.


Card no. 032-2 relating to Carter no. 032
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