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19th century, mahogany veneers, the first is in the form of a rectangular box with light wood line inlay at the lid edge (some minor chips, good estate condition); the second is sarcophagus form with brass side handles and ball feet, lead lined interior now deteriorated (5 x 7.5 x 4.25 in.).The Lifelong Collection of Keith and Caroline Gray, Charlotte, NC.
Keith and Caroline Gray were passionate about antiques, art, and history. Together they attended antique shows and auctions for decades – assembling a collection particularly strong on American coin silver, Asian art, historical documents, early images, and English ceramics. Both were longtime supporters of the Mint Museum in Charlotte, with Caroline serving in multiple capacities from docent to a member of the acquisitions board and trustee. Caroline translated her love of material culture into a successful career, becoming a certified property appraiser in Charlotte.