Object ID 002877
Object Name Louis Sherry Candy box
Object Desc A pink rectangular tin which has a lid that opens.
Collection General Collection
Accession # CMY002606
General Category History
Source Category Found In Collection
Accession Date JAN 17,2015
Location Room 4, Shelf 1
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Status On-Site Collection Storage
Object Keywords candy,chocolate,boxes,Louis Sherry,
Title Louis Sherry Candy box
Description a pink rectangular tin. The lid has the manufacturers name "Louis Sherry" in the center surrounded by a wreath of purple flowers. The floral design is replicated on each of the four sides, with a smaller more abstract design on the smaller sides. The lid is on hinges allowing for the box to be opened.
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Place of Origin
Maker Louis Sherry
Maker Details In 1919 in place of the restaurant, Sherry immediately established Louis Sherry Inc., with a capitalization of $400,000, and the intent of performing "catering and the manufacture and sale of candies and pastries". He opened a new shop at 58th Street and Fifth Avenue for this business, and announced an "alliance" with the Waldorf-Astoria Hotel that involved both his candies and catering services. The candy company is still operational.
Date JAN 17,2015
Assessor Carly Sass
Notes Some of the flowers seem to have faded into the general pink background and there is some rust around the edges.