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Cabinet of Drawers Containing Sea Shells

Inventory Number: 12714
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Brief Description: "16 drawers of sea shell samples collected by Robert T. Gunther.
There is a cabinet frame for drawers containing sea shell samples. It has moulded edges to top and base, 4 ball feet, hinged door with key hole;
Drawer 1: wooden slide out drawer with removable glazed lid containing approx 76 cylinder boxes and part boxes with sea shells, loose sea shells. Approx 250 loose items in total.
Drawer 2: wooden slide out drawer with removable glazed lid containing miscellaneous samples including a whale bone, spider, complete fish, sand dollar, fossils, crabs and sea shells. Approx 86 loose items in total.
Drawer 3: wooden slide out drawer with removable glazed lid containing 23 cylinder boxes with sea shell samples, 7 empty box parts, 4 small glass test tubes containing samples of sea shells, 30 loose shells, 6 specimen cards, 17 molluscs, loose paper andunassigned place names and sample labels. Approx 88 loose items (excluding labels) in total.
Drawer 4: wooden slide out drawer with removable glazed lid containing 67 cylinder box cartons, most have sea shell samples. Approx 117 loose items in total.
Drawer 5: wooden slide out drawer with removable glazed lid containing 43 cylinder box cartons with sea shell samples, approx 154 small test tubes containing samples stored in plastic trays and approx 25 loose tubes, card mounts with samples, glass slides with sample, card discs mounted with sea shells. Approx 312 loose items in total.
Drawer 6: wooden slide out drawer with removable glazed lid containing 61 cylinder box cartons with sea shells from a variety of locations. 2 card discs mounted with sea shells. Approx 63 loose items in total.
Drawer 7: wooden slide out drawer with removable glazed lid containing 77 cylinder box cartons with sea shells from Hordwell, Chislet, Bramshaw,Coralline Crag, Whiting Point, Sconce. 2 card discs mounted with sea shells. 1 cylinder box containing otolites of fishes. 4 loose shells. 4 black wooden strips inscribed 'Hordwell', 'Brook', 'Crag' and 'Taenidae'. Approx 90 loose items in total.
Drawer 8: wooden slide out drawer with removable glazed lid containing 69 green card mounts with sea shells. Approx 108 loose items in total
Drawer 9: wooden slide out drawer with removable glazed lid containing 58 green card mounts with sea shells. One mount has inscription of Arisaig 1911. Approx 89 loose items in total.
Drawer 10: wooden slide out drawer with removable glazed lid containing 50 cylinder box cartons with shell samples from Blacklesham and Highcliff, 3 card cylinder boxes with shell samples from Highcliff, 3 card discs mounted with shell samples, 9 card discs, 4 paper packets and 1 card tray containing a large number of samples mounted onto stone/plaster? Approx 128 loose items in total;
Drawer 11: wooden slide out drawer with removable glazed lid containing 13 green card mounts with sea shells. Place name Posilipo inscribed on mounts. 3 booklets - one includes handwritten chart logging child's temperature, the second is a Catalogue of British Marine Recent Shells, the third is a German language? shell catalogue., this also contains cutting from another publication handwritten list of shell names and a handwritten letter. Approx 27 loose items in total
Drawer 12: wooden slide out drawer with removable glazed lid containing 56 green card mounts with sea shells. Place name Posilipo inscribed on mounts. Approx 69 loose items in total
Drawer 13: wooden slide out drawer with removable glazed lid containing 42 green card mounts with sea shells. Place names inscribed on mounts and include Tenby, Woolacombe, Newquay, St Andrews, . Approx 57 loose items in total
Drawer 14: wooden slide out drawer with removable glazed lid containing 26 green card mounts with sea shells. Place names of Woolacombe inscribed on mounts. Approx 37 loose items in total
Drawer 15: wooden slide out drawer with removable glazed lid containing 36 green card mounts with sea shells. Place names inscribed on mounts and include Tenby, Polzeath, Woolacombe, Newquay, St Andrews, Arisaig. Approx 36 loose items
Drawer 16: wooden slide out drawer with removable glazed lid containing 27 green card mounts with sea shells. Place names inscribed on mounts and include Tenby, Polzeath, Woolacombe, Southbourne, St Andrews, Arisaig. Also containing 2 black wooden strips inscribed 'Pleuronectidae'. Approx 69 loose items in total"
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Provenance: Belonging to Gunther Collection
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Material(s): Wood
Glass
metal
Dimensions:
Height Width Depth Diameter Unit
761 513 500 mm

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