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Museum Quality 1850 Antique Keyhole Jewelry Casket Or Letters Box With Key And Provenance

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Item #: 9236

Condition: Commensurate with considerable age.

Dimensions: 12" x 8" x 6"

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A rare and exceptional true antique with historical connections.

Historically significant.
Horatio Seymour was an American politician. He served as Governor of New York from 1853 to 1854 and from 1863 to 1864 and was the Democratic Party nominee for president in the 1868 presidential election, won by Republican General Ulysses S. Grant. Seymour died February 12, 1886, aged 75.

This box has been consigned to AHGUSA by Horatio Seymour’s Spinster “Great-Great-Great”Niece - a Danbury, CT resident who is now, herself, 82 years old. It belonged to the Governor’s wife.

Key turns but upper hardware awol.

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