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Pantry or Utility Box

1991.234AB (RS20865)

Description

Oval, bentwood box with fitted cover and two pointedd finger laps held by iron nails; painted light blue, top carved with leafy tulip design and inscription; leafy scrolls incised around one side of cover band.

Details

Maker
unknown
Date
1740-1800
Inscriptions
Incised/carved on box top: ""M M"" and date ""1747"".
Associated Building
Original to Cogswell's Grant (Essex, Mass.).
Material
ash (wood)
bentwood
pine (wood)
Object type
Household Accessory
Descriptive terms
Ash
ash (wood)
Bentwood
bentwood
BOX
boxes (containers)
Pine
pine (wood)
Dimensions
2 1/2 x 5 7/8 x 5 (HxWxD) (inches)
Accession Number
1991.234AB
Credit Line
Gift of Bertram K. and Nina Fletcher Little
GUSN
2225

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