Also of the period the box contains:
a chinese ink stick of the period
a conte` craon, one quil brush ,
a key that works the lock but the lock may not always work due to age.
a three well palette by Reeves & Sons
Also in the box no doubt later additions is:
a round ceramic water reservoir
In the bottom drawer of the box there is a flat american brand paint paette by the Devoe co. NY