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Globe case

1783-1785
Origin: England, London
OH: 17 5/8"; OW: 29 3/4"; OD: 15 1/4"
Mahogany, deal, glass, ivory, and brass
Museum Purchase
Acc. No. 1967-253,C
Rectangular case with flat top, surrounded on three sides with molded dentil cornice; straight sides, each with a large brass bail handle at center; front composed of a pair of doors hinged at sides and opening at center; each door contains a single arched, glazed panel surrounded by molded edge; thin, molded strip attached to left side of right door to conceal joint when closed; small oval, ivory escutcheon on right door; interior stained red and divided in two by vertical partition with scalloped front edge; flat base with applied molding at front and sides.

Mahogany primary with deal back, base, top and interior dividers.