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Wooden box with hinged lid


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Object ID REL0550
Description Box, wooden with a hinged lid. It is lined with green baize. Made from the wood of Dutch ship 'Matthias' or 'Charles V'. Inside lid: 'This Box was part of the "Matthias" or "Charles" the Vth Dutch Men-of -war which were sunk in St Mary's Creek, Chatham, in the year 1667 when the Dutch Fleet came up the Medway in that year and was found by a party of convicts during the excavating of the new docks and Basins at the Extension Works St Mary's Island HM Dockyard Chatham in the year 1876. Thos Luker. Metropolitan Police.'
Date made After 1876

Credit National Maritime Museum, Greenwich, London
Materials wood; metal; textile
Measurements Overall: 75 mm x 195 mm x 105 mm
  • Wooden box with hinged lid (REL0550)
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