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Pantry Box

1992.522AB (RS20860)

Description

Round; bentwood form with fitted cover; two poruted laps held by iron tacks; painted black and decorated with stencil and freehand in red and green and the top with one and two scrolling devices centering a heart flanked by two circles bearing inscriptions; the bottom is decorated with red dots and striping.

Details

Maker
unknown
Date
1815
Inscriptions
1. Paint and ink on top of cover and under cover: ""MERCY, NEEDHAMS/ BOX;"" [Circles Inscribed]""SMITHFIELD"" and ""Sept. 18 15"" 2. In ink under side cover: P4 S13 EEE
Associated Building
Original to Cogswell's Grant (Essex, Mass.).
Material
iron (metal)
maple (wood)
painting (coating)
pine (wood)
stenciling
Object type
Container
Descriptive terms
Box, Storage
Iron
iron (metal)
Maple
maple (wood)
Painted
painting (coating)
Pine
pine (wood)
Stenciled
stenciling
storage boxes
Dimensions
2 1/2 (H), 7 3/4 (diameter) (inches)
Accession Number
1992.522AB
Credit Line
Gift of Bertram K. and Nina Fletcher Little
GUSN
10631

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