View 1 of Lot 197. A NORTHEASTERN EMBROIDERED BIRCHBARK BOX AND ALMANAC.
View 1 of Lot 197. A NORTHEASTERN EMBROIDERED BIRCHBARK BOX AND ALMANAC.
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A NORTHEASTERN EMBROIDERED BIRCHBARK BOX AND ALMANAC

Estimate:

500 - 700 GBP

A NORTHEASTERN EMBROIDERED BIRCHBARK BOX AND ALMANAC

A NORTHEASTERN EMBROIDERED BIRCHBARK BOX AND ALMANAC

Estimate:

500 - 700 GBP

Lot sold:

812

GBP

A NORTHEASTERN EMBROIDERED BIRCHBARK BOX AND ALMANAC


the interior of the lid with a label inscribed in manuscript 'Made by the converted Iroquois and Algonquin from the Lake of the Two Mountains on the River Ottawa / RB 1843' together with an almanac variously inscribed in ink and also inscribed by Robert Berkeley 'Algonquin Almanack' (2)

box: 6cm. high, 13cm. wide, 8cm. deep; 2¼in., 5in., 3in.

Robert Martin Berkeley (1823-1897)

Inventory, 1893, ‘Specimens of North American embroidered bark work’ in the Museum Room (and the proceeding lot)

Robert Martin Berkeley departed for New York on 15 June 1843 aboard the SS Great Western. He almost certainly acquired this box and the three lots which follow during the period he spent in North America in the second half of that year.