Box with scales and weights
Place of Manufacture: possibly London, England; Object Place: Boston, Massachusetts
2.9 x 15.2 x 12.4 cm (1 1/8 x 6 x 4 7/8 in.)
Medium or Technique
Steel, brass, oak, lead, green baize lining; engraved paper label
Not On View
Rectangular oak box, probably made in London and retailed in Boston, with engraved table glued inside lid containing steel pocket balance with circular brass pans and five weights; columns and drapery flank the table, which reads “Weights and Value in Lawful Money … Sold by Lewis Deblois at ye Golden Eagle Dock Square”; label has been trimmed to fit inside lid.
Purchased from Skinner, Sale 1911, March 6, 1999, lot 69.
American Decorative Arts Curator's Fund