Featured Copper box signing of Declaration of Independence

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  1. wildrose

    wildrose Well-Known Member

    Can anyone tell me anything about this copper box. My pops thinks it something special. :wideyed: It has a hinged lid, on the top I believe is the signing of the Declaration of Independence. THere are no makers marks anywhere. It measures 5 1/2" by 4" by 3". Thanks for taking a look. I have been googling photos and pages but not found anything like this. copperbox.jpg copperbox.jpg copperbox1.jpg copperbox2.jpg
     
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  2. charlie cheswick

    charlie cheswick Well-Known Member

    Think I see a chess game going on

    Nearest guy pondering his next move

    So maybe for chess pieces ?
     
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  3. charlie cheswick

    charlie cheswick Well-Known Member

    Maybe too small thinking about it
     
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  4. Debora

    Debora Well-Known Member

    This may be the scene that your father is thinking of.

    Declaration_of_Independence_(1819),_by_John_Trumbull.jpg
     
  5. wildrose

    wildrose Well-Known Member

    Yeah chess piece wouldn't fit. My vision is terrible but now that you mention chess I do see it!! Thank you. Any thoughts on the age?
     
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  6. komokwa

    komokwa The Truth is out there...!

    looks like a poker game, with one guy passing a card under the table to the guy next to him !!! :happy::hilarious::hilarious::hilarious:
     
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  7. charlie cheswick

    charlie cheswick Well-Known Member

    Quite old I would think with that riveted copper

    I'm sure someone else will know more though

    Try and have a look on all 4 metal feet for a possible mark
     
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  8. charlie cheswick

    charlie cheswick Well-Known Member

    Or a bit of touchy feely, perhaps that's what he's really pondering :)
     
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  9. komokwa

    komokwa The Truth is out there...!

    it's a nice box , but seeing the lock isn't real....leads me to think it is pretending to be something older....
     
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  10. clutteredcloset49

    clutteredcloset49 Well-Known Member

    Maybe a cigar box.
    Nice.
     
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  11. elarnia

    elarnia SIWL

    Cropped, contrast enhanced, sharpened:
    chess1.jpg
    Then color inverted:
    chess2.jpg

    Looks like a chess match - gentleman's club, pub, or coffee house - 1760's to 1810's? can't tell if front left man is receiving a hand-off from player on right (chess piece or cash?) or if he is patting the player's knee. Also wonder what man on far right front is ogling? Original could be a Punch illustration maybe? have fun - cool item!
     
  12. Van_Poperin

    Van_Poperin Active Member

    Your friends are German, and a later than the declaration I’m afraid (the chap in the middle has tell-tale facial hair). Still a very fine box!

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  13. charlie cheswick

    charlie cheswick Well-Known Member

    Nice catch van p :)
     
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  14. wildrose

    wildrose Well-Known Member

    wow!! thanks
     
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  15. Van_Poperin

    Van_Poperin Active Member

    Always happy to help!
     
  16. clutteredcloset49

    clutteredcloset49 Well-Known Member

    I think he just lost.
    Even the dog is laughing.
    Consolation pat on the knee -"Too bad Ole Chap - You loose!:D"
     
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