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Footed knife box, one of a pair

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Usually placed at opposite ends of a sideboard or side table, knife boxes stored and often secured knives, forks, spoons, and serving utensils. Like many other pieces of Neoclassical-style furniture, these boxes are ornamented with delicate inlays. The plaque on the front is engraved with the...

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Provenance

West/Derby family.

Credit Line

Gift of Richard Edwards

1785–1800

Object Place

Probably England

Dimensions

Overall: 39.4 x 22.9 x 26.7 cm (15 1/2 x 9 x 10 1/2 in.)

Accession Number

1972.512

Medium or Technique

Wood

Collections

Americas

Classifications

Furniture, Case Furniture and Boxes