box calf

a chrome-tanned calfskin with square markings produced by graining.

1900–05, Americanism; allegedly after Joseph Box, a London bootmaker Unabridged
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box calf
black calfskin leather, tanned with chromium salts, having a pattern of fine creases formed by boarding
[C20: named after Joseph Box, London shoemaker]

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