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Carter No.: 585

Handlist description: Wooden chest

Card/Transcription No.: 585-1


POSITION: Resting on floor under a mass of material in the middle of the chamber about 60 cents. from the S. wall - (see photos. 1149 and 1150).

DIMENSIONS: Max. L. 65.2 x Max. W. 33.4 x Max. H. 27.5 cents.

DESCRIPTION: A knick-knack chest, made of a heavy dark wood; of intricate make and fitted with many compartments of sliding box-shaped type, sliding lids, and pigeon-hole (vertical) recesses, for a miscellanea of personal objects. The sides are dove-tailed and pegged together and are ornamented wit thin slats; the mitred lid is inlaid with slats of ivory; the chest stands on four short square feet which are cupped with heavy bronze cups; the lid hinged by means of two very strong and well made bronze hinges; the wooden knob on lid is so devised as to turn and lock onto one of the inner portions. Thus

<> here an <> to show when locked and when otherwise thickness of lid bronze rivets.

There is a corresponding slot for this rivet in the upright partition.

Card no. 585-1 relating to Carter no. 585
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