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Box with Heirlooms

1991.226 (RS20846)

Description

Small, with dome top, leather strap hinges, nail construction; painted red and grained in ochre.

Details

Maker
unknown
Date
1800-1825
Inscriptions
In pencil on underside of top: ""Mary J. E. (Keen) Propity / Eimoor [or Elmoor?], East Bridgewater Mass."" In pencil on bottom of box: ""Hannah Gardner Bennett. Abington Mass"" and ""Hannah G. Bennett / South Abington / Mass. / This box and part of contents belonged / Hannah S. Bennett Keen"".
Associated Building
Original to Cogswell's Grant (Essex, Mass.).
Material
graining
pine (wood)
Object type
Container
Places
Massachusetts (United States)
Descriptive terms
Box
boxes (containers)
Grained
graining
Pine
pine (wood)
Dimensions
4 1/2 x 8 (HxW) (inches)
Accession Number
1991.226
Credit Line
Gift of Bertram K. and Nina Fletcher Little
GUSN
2217

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