Date1852 – 1854
Wooden box, assembled with dovetail joints on sides. Top is screwed on. Inset metal handles on sides, remnants of sealing wax at sides of top. Painted in black on top: "confidential/ department of state, U. S. A./to Commodore M. C. Perry,/Com'd'g U. S. Squadron/china seas."
Credit LineGift of Grace Ross
Object Typefile boxes
Related People & OrganizationsPerry, Matthew Calbraith, 1794-1858 (associated)
Perry, Matthew Calbraith, 1794-1858 (associated)