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Carved Wooden Candle Box with Sliding Lid

1991.140AB (RS21118)

Description

Rectangular with sliding cover, chip carved decoration, cover carved with two pinwheels within a sawtooth border; three sides carved with cross-hatched diamond pattern within a sawtooth border; painted red.

Details

Maker
unknown
Date
1785-1795
Inscriptions
Incised on top: ""A"" ""C"". Incised on underside: ""A W 1795"", end ""1785"".
Associated Building
Original to Cogswell's Grant (Essex, Mass.).
Material
chip carving
painting (coating)
pine (wood)
Object type
Lighting Device
Descriptive terms
Box, Candle
candle boxes
Carved
chip carving
Painted
painting (coating)
Pine
pine (wood)
Pinwheel
Dimensions
3 1/4 x 10 1/4 x 5 3/4 (HxWxD) (inches)
Accession Number
1991.140AB
Credit Line
Gift of Bertram K. and Nina Fletcher Little
GUSN
2129

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