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1991.238 (RS141328)

Description

Red-painted, scratch-carved box with compartmented interior, bottom and interior unfinished; dovetailed box, compartments fitted, no nails used; two-piece cover fastened by wire fasteners.

Details

Maker
unknown
Date
1765
Inscriptions
1) Incised on bottom: ""W C 1765"" 2) Incised inside cover: ""...[illegible] of Oakham"" 3) Incised inside compartments: ""B C G L"" 4) Written in ink on one side of cover: money calculation in pounds, shillings and pence.
Associated Building
Original to Cogswell's Grant (Essex, Mass.).
Material
carving (processes)
painting (coating)
wood (plant material)
Object type
Merchandising T&E
Descriptive terms
BOX, MONEY
Carved
carving (processes)
collection boxes
Painted
painting (coating)
wood (plant material)
Dimensions
8 x 5.625 x 2.25 (HxWxD) (inches)
Accession Number
1991.238
Credit Line
Gift of Bertram K. and Nina Fletcher Little
GUSN
2229

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