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Lot 10: Wooden Jewelry Box from Elvis' Upstairs Office at Graceland, 1977
29 October 2016
Memphis, TN, USALive Auction
This masculine jewelry box has a wooden base, fabric lining and a molded plastic lid with a two-dimensional raised image of two deer in a wooded landscape. The box has a sticker on the bottom that reads "Dante American Walnut Made in U.S.A." The jewelry box is accompanied by a letter from Sam Thompson which states, in part, "In 1977 while at Graceland and upstairs in Elvis' office, I admired a jewelry box that depicted a deer. I was a deer hunter at that time and I pretended to take the box and Elvis joked and said put down my jewelry box. We laughed and he then gave it to me as a gift. It has been in my possession since that day in 1977." The letter also contains an image of the box. With Elvis' passion for jewelry, one can only imagine the treasures this box once held. The box measures approximately 9 by 12 1/2 by 2 1/2 inches (22.86 x 31.75 x 6.35 cm). Accompanied by a letter of authenticity from Graceland Authenticated.
Condition Report: The box is in very good condition overall. The interior shows signs of heavy use with stains and accumulation on the interior lining. The lid is in good condition with one small black mark near the top center.