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Maker(s):Unknown
Culture:American
Title:Collection Box
Date Made:mid 19th century
Type:Container
Materials:walnut
Place Made:North America; United States; New York; New York
Measurements:overall: 8 3/4 in x 4 3/4 in x 3 1/2 in; 22.225 cm x 12.065 cm x 8.89 cm
Accession Number:  MH SK A.B.5.2
Credit Line:Joseph Allen Skinner Museum, Mount Holyoke College
Museum Collection:  The Joseph Allen Skinner Museum at Mount Holyoke College

Label Text:
SKINNER CATALOGUE: Collection Box. An oblong collection box in walnut, with turned handle. Dovetail construction. From the old Madison Avenue Dutch Reformed Church, which stood at the corner of Madison Avenue and 57th Street, New York. The box was given to Mrs. Hammond as a child by a deacon of the church, about 1885, during her father's pastorate, when silver collection plates were installed. Date about 1860 or earlier. Presented by Mrs. Fanny Reed Hammond. Box 8 3/4" x 4 3/4" x 3 1/2" Handle 12" Cat. 7/8/1935.

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boxes

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