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Box with scales and weights

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Rectangular oak box, probably made in London and retailed in Boston, with engraved table glued inside lid containing steel pocket balance with circular brass pans and five weights; columns and drapery flank the table, which reads "Weights and Value in Lawful Money . . . Sold by Lewis Deblois at...

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Provenance

Purchased from Skinner, Sale 1911, March 6, 1999, lot 69.

Credit Line

American Decorative Arts Curator's Fund

About 1760–80

Object Place

Boston, Massachusetts

Place of Manufacture

possibly London, England

Dimensions

2.9 x 15.2 x 12.4 cm (1 1/8 x 6 x 4 7/8 in.)

Accession Number

1999.187a-i

Medium or Technique

Steel, brass, oak, lead, green baize lining; engraved paper label

Collections

Americas

Classifications

Tools & equipment, Weights & Measures