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Painted Wooden Snuffbox

1992.532AB (RS20920)

Description

Small, round wooden snuff box painted an opaque dark green, its lid painted with a six-pointed star on a white circle enclosed with a black rim; there is a trace of snuff still in box.

Details

Maker
unknown
Date
1820-1840
Inscriptions
Handwritten paper jelly label on bottom underside: found in/ Ohio./ from/ zoar?
Location of origin
Ohio, United States; Pennsylvania, United States
Associated Building
Original to Cogswell's Grant (Essex, Mass.).
Material
painting (coating)
polychrome
wood (plant material)
Object type
Personal Gear
Places
Pennsylvania (United States)
Possibly Ohio (United States)
Possibly Pennsylvania (United States)
Descriptive terms
accessories
Painted
painting (coating)
Papier Mache
polychrome
Polychrome
SNUFFBOX
snuffboxes
wood (plant material)
Dimensions
3/4 x 3 (HxW) (inches)
Accession Number
1992.532AB
Credit Line
Gift of Bertram K. and Nina Fletcher Little
GUSN
10640

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