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Miniature Blanket Chest Box

1991.240 (RS20744)

Description

Box in the form of a miniature blanket chest. Pine, painted red with black-green trimming. Rectangular removable molded top above deep, plain sides with incised lines at top and bottom. Rests on carved bracket feet. Tiny wooden pegs running down back and front.

Details

Maker
unknown
Date
1780-1790
Inscriptions
Initials ""H C"" painted on back. Paper label on bottom underside: ""LITTLE"".
Associated Building
Original to Cogswell's Grant (Essex, Mass.).
Material
carving (processes)
incising
painting (coating)
pine (wood)
Object type
Household Accessory
Places
Possibly Massachusetts (United States)
Descriptive terms
blanket chests
Box, Trinket
Carved
carving (processes)
case furniture
Incised
incising
miniatures (toys)
Painted
painting (coating)
Pine
pine (wood)
Dimensions
3 x 4 3/4 x 2 3/4 (HxWxD) (inches)
Accession Number
1991.240
Credit Line
Gift of Bertram K. and Nina Fletcher Little
GUSN
2231

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