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Object Name Box, Document
Date ca. 1760
Description 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.
(Keyword: Colonial)
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.
Earliest Date 1750
Latest Date 1770
Lexicon Sub-category Documentary Artifact
Associated People Conner, Richard II
Conner, Richard
Catalog Number C04.0003
Support Acknowledgment Online Collections Database record made possible in memory of Harold Conner, March 2014.
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