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Homeopathic Medicine Case, c. 1820

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Inventory Number: 36289
Object Type: Object
Accession Number: 1944-33
Brief Description: Black leather-covered slip case containing a box designed to look like a book covered in brown leather with gilded ornamentation. Book box is held closed by a narrow wooden pencil with a metal end that slides through a series of three leather loops on the box. The book box contains two trays, each divided into 56 compartments; each compartment holds a sample in a tiny glass jar stoppered with a cork. The box also contains two handwritten sheets of paper which identify the contents of each bottle in shorthand.
Provenance: Purchased in 1944.
Collection Group:
Material(s): Paper
Leather
Wood
Metal
Graphite
Glass
Cork
Samples
Dimensions:
Height Width Depth Diameter Unit
142 28 95 mm

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