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Jackson Prison Michigan Inlaid Marquetry Box
4/12/2014 - Americana: Live Salesroom Auction
American, 19th century. A hinged inlaid marquetry box in mixed wood veneer and pine secondary having a lid with inset mirror and removable interior tray with several compartments, marked HMJ/Glee?/JW? in pencil on underside; ht. 5.5, wd. 13, dp. 8.75 in.  Of the type made by inmates at Jackson State Prison, Michigan.

Provenance:  
From the Estate of Kenneth Erwin, Portland, Michigan


Condition:  
Chips in veneer on interior edge. Mirror in poor condition. 2 inch age crack on lid. Whole box sits askew. Chip out of rear left corner.
Sold: $276.75
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