Collection of seven (7) boxes. 1st item: English brass rectangular box, possibly a snuff box, with incised masonic symbols and engraving reading "J. Gillot Bri[s]tol 1790" top of hinge lid. Faded maker's marks, underside of box. 1 1/8" H x 5 1/4" W x 2 1/8" D. Late 18th century. 2nd item: Brown leather travel box with brass rivets, key eschutcheon and clasp, handle, and cartouche reading "Miss P Melville Boston", top of hinged lid. Marbled paper interior lining with paper maker's label for Henry H. Barton, Boston, MA, inside of lid. 4 7/8" H x 10" W x 6 7/8" D. Mid/late 19th century. 3rd item: Wooden box with faux tortoise shell veneer with brass key eschutcheon and three inlaid bands with metal cabochons, the center band engraved "Alice Bower August 4, 1864" on hinged lid on scalloped base. Interior with removable, partitioned tray with additional partitions and purple velvet lining. Mid/late 19th century. 4th item: Russian tole trinket box with painted flowers, garlands, and other decorative elements to front, sides and hinged lid. 3 3/4" H x 7 3/4" W x 4 3/8" D. Mid/late 19th century. 5th item: Anglo-Indian porcupine quill, ebony and bone inlaid box with hinged lid and brass key escutcheon. Interior of lid with ebony and bone inlay and wool lining. 3 3/8" H x 8 1/4" W x 6 1/4" D. Early 20th century. 6th item: Folk art painted box, green and black with yellow, green, and dark red floral designs to sides and cartouche on hinge top lid. 7 1/4" H x 12 1/4" W x 6 1/2" D. Mid/late 19th century. 7th item: Tin candy advertising box with faux grain painted finish and line decoration, raised cartouche with the image of a basket of flower atophinged lid. Label for "Surbrug's Nibble-nuts", inside of lid. Embossed maker's mark reading "CANCO", underside of box. 2 1/2" H x 7 1/2" W x 4 1/4" D. Early/mid 20th century. Provenance: Living Estate of Johnny Maddox, Gallatin, TN. CONDITION: 1st item: Overall good condition with areas of oxidation commensurate with age. 2nd item: Overall good condition with wear, dryness to leather. Areas of oxidation to brass elements. Key is included. 3rd item: Overall good condition with wear to surface and interior to be expected from age. Missing one cabochon. Cracks, largest 2 3/4", surface of box. Key is included. 4th item: Overall very good condition with minor areas of loss to paint. Does not include key. 5th item: Overall good condition with few areas of missing bone inlay, quills, largest 1" x 1", surface of box. Few cracks, largest 1 1/4", surface of box. 1 3/8" x 1 1/2" area missing to interior inlay. Does not include key. Right hinge damaged, lid does not lay flush on base of box. 6th item: Overall good condition with surface scratches, areas of loss to paint, largest 12 1/4", surface of box. 7th item: Overall good condition with few minute areas of loss, surface grime to surface of box. Interior of box with scattered rust stains. Surburg's label with crease to right side.
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