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Box: M.10-1986

Object information

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Production: Unknown




Rectangular box inlaid with tortoiseshell and ivory on four bracket feet and having a handle at each end, the two doors at the front opening to reveal four interior drawers.

Legal notes

Bequeathed by Mrs Alexandrina Deward Wight Barlett.

Measurements and weight

Depth: 28.9 cm
Height: 28.5 cm
Length: 37.6 cm

Relative size of this object

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Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Bequeathed (1986) by Bartlett, Alexandrina Dewar Wight, Mrs


Early 19th Century
Circa 1800 CE - Circa 1830 CE

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Components of the work

Box composed of wood
Inlay composed of tortoise shell
Inly composed of ivory

Identification numbers

Accession number: M.10-1986
Primary reference Number: 98284
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Monday 1 October 2012 Last processed: Sunday 21 March 2021

Associated departments & institutions

Owner or interested party: The Fitzwilliam Museum
Associated department: Applied Arts

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