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Sewing Box

1991.145AB (RS35180)

Description

Shallow oval form with fitted lid, two tapered swallow-tail finger laps, lid top grain painted, box painted rose-red.

Details

Label
In exhibit "Boxes: Open and Shut" at SPNEA's One Bowdoin Square Gallery May 15, 2001 to October 2001. The exhibit then traveled to Hancock Shaker Village in Pittsfield, MA where objects were on display from November 2001 to May 6, 2002.
Maker
unknown
Date
1850-1870
Inscriptions
Paper label on top of lid (script): ""White silk from Lebanon 1870""...""Silk Lebanon""
Associated Building
Original to Cogswell's Grant (Essex, Mass.).
Material
graining
painting (coating)
wood (plant material)
Object type
Textileworking T&E
Places
New Hampshire (United States)
Descriptive terms
Bentwood
Box, Needlework
Grained
graining
Painted
painting (coating)
sewing boxes
Shaker
Wood
wood (plant material)
Dimensions
1 3/4 x 8 1/2 x 5 3/4 (HxWxD) (inches)
Accession Number
1991.145AB
Credit Line
Gift of Bertram K. and Nina Fletcher Little
GUSN
2134

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