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Mulberry wood box

A box with a drawer. Made by Thomas Sharp supposedly from the wood of Shakespeare's mulberry-tree. A note affixed to the inside lid reads 'This box was made of the real mulberry tree planted by Shakespeare in Stratford upon Avon just after it was cut down and before it was used up at the time of the [Garrick] Jubilee, when much fictitious mulberry wood supplied its place, for the purpose of memorial articles'.

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    CC-BY-NC-ND Image Courtesy of the Shakespeare Birthplace Trust