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1958

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Music Box And Key, ca. 1780

This is a Music box and key. It is dated ca. 1780 and we acquired it in 1958. Its medium is tortoiseshell, silver gilt, feathers. It is a part of the Product Design and Decorative Arts department.

This object was donated by Abby Greene Aldrich Rockefeller.

Its dimensions are

H x W x D: 3.5 x 9.5 x 6.6 cm (1 3/8 x 3 3/4 x 2 5/8 in.)

Cite this object as

Music Box And Key, ca. 1780; tortoiseshell, silver gilt, feathers; H x W x D: 3.5 x 9.5 x 6.6 cm (1 3/8 x 3 3/4 x 2 5/8 in.); 1958-42-1-a,b

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<ref name=CH>{{cite web |url=https://collection.cooperhewitt.org/objects/18423157/ |title=Music Box And Key, ca. 1780 |author=Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum |accessdate=16 June 2019 |publisher=Smithsonian Institution}}</ref>