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American Decorative Arts

Set of Three Urn Knife Boxes

1800–1820

Mahogany with satinwood, ebony, rosewood, and curly mahogany inlay

a.: 28 3/4 × 12 3/4 in. (73.03 × 32.39 cm)
b. and c.: 26 3/4 × 11 1/4 in. (67.95 × 28.58 cm)
Mabel Brady Garvan Collection
1930.2089a-c
Geography: 
Made in Charleston, South Carolina, North America
Culture: 
American
Period: 
19th century
Classification: 
Furniture
Bibliography: 

Jane Wildgoose, Promiscuous Assemblage, Friendship and the Order of Things, exh. cat. (New Haven, Conn.: Yale Center for British Art, 2009), 10, no. 27.

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