George Washington may have kept his personal store of liquor in this wooden case during the Revolutionary War. Reinforced with iron straps and a substantial iron lock, it was built to withstand heavy use and to safeguard the valuable contents. Its fitted interior once held as many as thirteen corked bottles, six of which survive. More

Date

1750-1799


Geography


Material/Technique

A: Wood, iron, wool B: Glass C: Glass D: Glass E: Glass F: Glass G: Glass


Dimensions

Overall (A): 13 1/8 in. x 18 7/8 in. x 13 in. (33.34 cm x 47.94 cm x 33.02 cm)
Other (B.1): 2 1/4 in. x 1 1/4 in. x 1 1/8 in. (5.72 cm x 3.18 cm x 2.86 cm)
Other (B.2): 10 1/4 in. x 4 7/8 in. x 3 1/4 in. (26.04 cm x 12.38 cm x 8.26 cm)
Other (C): 10 1/4 in. x 4 1/2 in. x 3 1/16 in. (26.04 cm x 11.43 cm x 7.78 cm)
Other (D): 10 5/16 in. x 4 7/8 in. x 3 1/4 in. (26.19 cm x 12.38 cm x 8.26 cm)
Other (E): 10 1/8 in. x 4 7/8 in. x 3 1/4 in. (25.72 cm x 12.38 cm x 8.26 cm)
Other (F): 9 3/4 in. x 4 1/4 in. x 3 1/16 in. (24.77 cm x 10.8 cm x 7.78 cm)
Other (G): 10 in. x 4 3/4 in. x 3 3/16 in. (25.4 cm x 12.07 cm x 8.1 cm)


Credit

Gift of Mrs. Marsh, 1874


Object Number

W-188/A-G


Colors


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