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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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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


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

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Medium or Technique

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




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