Base for round box made from H.M.S. 'Victory'

Base for round wooden box, black lacquered. There are a gilt or brass lining and rim round the edge of the base interior. A silver plaque on the exterior of the base is inscribed: 'Made of wood from H.M.S. Victory on which I served and was severely wounded at the Battle of Trafalgar. This box was presented to me by my brother CAPT. G.A. WESTPHAL1815.' Some floral decorations are engraved in the text.

Object Details

ID: REL0607.1
Type: Box base
Display location: Not on display
Date made: 1815
Credit: National Maritime Museum, Greenwich, London, Sutcliffe-Smith Collection
Measurements: Overall: 22 mm x 70 mm x 70 mm
Parts: Round box made from H.M.S. 'Victory' (Box)

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