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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

Alternate ID

General Category History

Category Candy


Source Category Found In Collection

Accession Date JAN 17,2015


Location Room 4, Shelf 1

Object Date

Start Year Range

End Year Range

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.


Approx Collection Date

Height 2.5

Length 8

Width 4.8

Depth 0

Diameter 0

Circumference 0

Weight 0

Unit of Measure Inches/ounces

Dimension Details

Quantity 1



Site Details

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.

Maker Mark


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Image Caption CMY2606



Date JAN 17,2015

Summary Good

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.