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Knife Box

1991.200 (RS20973)

Description

Pine, dovetail construction, painted overall with gray-green and black marbleized smoke decoration.

Details

Maker
unknown
Date
1795
Inscriptions
1) Handpainted on bottom underside (at later date): ""Made By Isiah Webster / Jan. [?] 1795 / Presented to C.H. Perry 2d / June 1st 1864"" [partially illegible]. 2) Note tucked inside (now in accession folder): ""This knife box was made by your Great / Grandfather Isiah Webster in Jan 1795 / the day your grandmother Perry was / born. My mother gave it to me / June 1st 1864 - & now I give it to / you to keep in your curio room. / the day of the month is worn out / but your Mother can give you the / exact date. Respectfully yours / Chas H. Perry / March 1896."" (To Lissie W(?) Foster / 99 Corning St. Beverly). Other side of note reads ""This box is 101 years old"".
Associated Building
Original to Cogswell's Grant (Essex, Mass.).
Material
marbling
painting (coating)
pine (wood)
Object type
Food Service T&E
Places
Probably Massachusetts (United States)
Descriptive terms
Marbled
marbling
Painted
painting (coating)
Pine
pine (wood)
TRAY, FLATWARE
trays
Dimensions
4 x 4.5 (HxW) (inches)
Accession Number
1991.200
Credit Line
Gift of Bertram K. and Nina Fletcher Little
GUSN
2191

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