Shaker Museum

Box, Handkerchief

Poplarware handkerchief box, Mount Lebanon, NY

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Woven poplar box (a) with square lid and recessed bottom. Lid and box edges are lined with "skiver," a white kid leather, which also covers the bottom of the box. Lid fastened to the box by three "hinges" made of yellow grosgrain ribbon and lifts by a glass bead located on the opposite side of the ribbons. Box is lined with bright yellow cotton sateen. Star-shaped paper tag (b) inscribed "5.50" with loop of thread found inside box.



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Shaker Museum Box, Handkerchief. Accessed on May 21, 2022

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