|Object Name||Box, Document|
Leather-covered box made of wood, with metal hardware. Top is decorated with an elaborate impressed border and a gold and brown medallion in the center; sides and back have an imprinted diamond pattern. There is a metal keyhole plate in front and a wrought iron handle on top. Box measures 3.125 inches high, 8 inches wide, and 5 inches from front to back.
|Acquisition||Gift of Bertha Conner|
|Ownership and History||
This box may have been made in London, England. Its form suggests it may have been used for storage or transport of small valuable items. It is associated with Richard Conner (1723-1792) and his son, Richard Conner II (1763-1853). Both men were active in Richmond County public affairs, as well as operating a farm and sawmill in the area that became known as Egbertville, Staten Island.
|Lexicon Sub-category||Documentary Artifact|
Conner, Richard II
|Support Acknowledgment||Online Collections Database record made possible in memory of Harold Conner, March 2014.|
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