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1992.478 (RS20822)

Description

Wooden document box decorated with brass tacks which outline the box, arch at corners and surround the oval brass plates and handle on the lid. Has a wrought iron lock and brass keyhole cover with an impressed eagle, small metal hinges at the back; the wood originally covered with black leather (traces remain between the cracks).

Details

Maker
unknown
Date
1790-1830
Inscriptions
Penned on the bottom underside is: Emily M. Matchett .
Associated Building
Original to Cogswell's Grant (Essex, Mass.).
Material
brass (alloy)
iron (metal)
leather
pine (wood)
Object type
Container
Descriptive terms
BOX
boxes (containers)
Brass
brass (alloy)
Federal
Iron
iron (metal)
Leather
leather
Pine
pine (wood)
Studded
Dimensions
5 x 11.75 x 6 (HxWxD) (inches)
Accession Number
1992.478
Credit Line
Gift of Bertram K. and Nina Fletcher Little
GUSN
11150

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