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Au Panier Fleuri Inc. wooden box

Identifier: CHC-1975-005
This collection contains a decorative gold box made by Au Panier Fleuri Inc. in New York, New York, circa 1905 to 1922.


  • circa 1905-1922


Language of Materials

This collection contains materials in English and French.

Conditions Governing Access

This collection is open for research.

Conditions Governing Use

The copyright status of this collection has not been evaluated.


1.25 Linear Feet (1 container)

Biographical / Historical

In 1905, Sarah and Eleanor Hewitt and Constance Parsons opened a shop called Au Panier Fleuri to sell decorative home accessories inspired by the Cooper Union Museum collections and designed by students from the Cooper Union Women’s Art School. Arguably this shop could be called America’s first museum shop. The shop was sold in 1922.
Masinter, Margery. "Meet the Hewitts: Part Fifteen." Cooper Hewitt. Published November 2, 2015.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

This collection was deposited with the Chattanooga History Center on an unknown date by an unknown source. The Chattanooga History Center donated this collection to the Chattanooga Public Library and University of Tennessee at Chattanooga on 2017 June 12.

Processing Information

Processing of this collection is complete.
Support for processing this collection was funded, in part, by the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga Faculty Grants program in 2017.


Au Panier Fleuri Inc. wooden box
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Repository Details

Part of the Chattanooga History Collections repository

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