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A work box of black leather trimmed with gilded studs and gilt wire and gilt bosses, oval in outline, designed to stand on four gilt studs, top hinged and fastened with gilt clasp, and hinged to open wide, lined with deep pink silk which extends upward to form drawstring bag with leather bottom;...

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Gift of Mrs. Edward Jackson Holmes

Austrian, 19th century

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Overall (Open): 20 x 20 x 4.5 cm (7 7/8 x 7 7/8 x 1 3/4 in.)

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Medium or Technique

Leather, gilt


Textiles and Fashion Arts