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Nest Set of Pantry Boxes with Lids

1992.530.1AB-4AB (RS20903)

Description

Nest of four very small Shaker style oval-shaped pantry boxes of light wood which has sides made from maple, tops from birch, bottoms from pine and copper tacks. The boxes are of diminutive size.

Details

Maker
Hersey, Samuel (Manufacturer)
Date
1850-1875
Inscriptions
1. Maker's Paper Label on underside of lid: Manufactured by/ SAM*L HERSEY,/ Hersey Street,/ Hingham, Mass. 2. NFL handwritten note tucked inside the largest box: Maple/ sides/ bottoms/ pine/ tops birch [enclosed in file]
Location of origin
Hingham, MA, USA
Associated Building
Original to Cogswell's Grant (Essex, Mass.).
Material
birch (wood)
copper (metal)
manufacturing
maple (wood)
pine (wood)
Object type
Container
Places
Massachusetts (United States)
Descriptive terms
Birch
birch (wood)
BOX
boxes (containers)
Copper
copper (metal)
Factory-made
manufacturing
Maple
maple (wood)
Pine
pine (wood)
Shaker
Shaker (Christian sect)
Dimensions
2 1/8 (W) (inches)
Accession Number
1992.530.1AB-4AB
Credit Line
Gift of Bertram K. and Nina Fletcher Little
GUSN
10639

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