Oval hatbox - ROM2006_6564_1

ROM2006_6564_1

Oval hatbox

Maker: Unknown maker, made for Sarah Savarey
Medium:Splint or band spruce, paint
Geography: Trinity Harbour, Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada
Date: 1795
Dimensions:
18.2 (height) x 49.7 (width) x 38.0 (depth) cm
Object number: 972.3.A
Credit Line: Sigmund Samuel Trust
Not on view
DescriptionThis is an example of a hatbox, made for Sarah Savarey. The wooden hatbox suggests that Savarey was likely from a wealthier family. Geneological research into the region suggests an alternate spelling of the surname - Savory - and indicates that she was likely the daughter of Samuel Savory, who owned a fishing room in a nearby community. Name variants are common in Newfoundland and Labrador, and the Savory family is a well-known, important merchant name on the island.
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