Decorated with cut and pierced openwork & engraved on the reverse with domestic scenes.

The box was presented to Henry Dundas, by the Royal Burgh of Dumfries in gratitude for his part in the repeal of the Water Borne Coal Duty in 1793.


Presented to Henry Dundas, 1st Viscount Melville; by descent; Habsburg Feldman, Geneva, 15/11/89.

National Museum of Scotland

Chambers Street, Edinburgh, Midlothian, EH1 1JF
0300 123 6789

Opening times

Daily, 10am – 5pm 26 Dec and 1 Jan, 12 – 5pm Closed 25 Dec

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