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This silver-finished Art Nouveau jewelry casket closely resembles one was originally sold in the Sears & Roebuck Catalog for 17 cents. Originally lined with silk or velvet, jewelry boxes such as these often featured flowing, asymmetrical lines, with motifs relating to nature. Mail order catalogs enabled middle class American families to bring a touch of the "high style" of the world's great cities like Paris and London into their homes.

Details

  • Title: Jewelry box
  • Date Created: ca 1905-1910
  • Contributor: Brown v. Board of Education National Historic Site
  • Park Website: Park Website
  • National Park Service Catalog Number: BRVB 306
  • Material: Silver-finished metal

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