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Artist Kell, Richard
Title Three Tray Hinged, No. 649
Date 1987
Home Location Mezz., Collection Area - O1
Material African blackwood, boxwood, nickel silver hinge
Height (in) 4
Diameter (in) 2
Credit line The Center for Art in Wood Museum Collection, Center Purchase
Accession Number 1995.01.01.110P
Object ID Number 1995.01.01.110
Object Number OBJ 48
Category 2: Building Furnishings
Signed Name Richard Kell
Sig Loc Engraved on inside lid
Inscription Text Engraved: Richard Kell Maker no. 649
Notes Richard Kell is a self-taught master machinist and designer who makes fine measuring tools. His skill as a designer and craftsman can be seen in this traveling jewelry case which incorporates turned components and a machine inlaid sterling silver hinge. When the case is opened, a perfectly nested set of containers is revealed.
Sub-category Household Accessory