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Covered box

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Covered box

18th century

The motif of a young pine that decorates every object in this case was particularly appropriate for objects associated with weddings. The young pine denotes long life and conjugal fidelity, since pine needles always fall to the ground in pairs.

Lacquer, bronze, and cord
5 1/4 x 7 1/4 x 6 in. (13.34 x 18.42 x 15.24 cm)
Eugene Fuller Memorial Collection
34.81.7
location
Not currently on view

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