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Carved Box Lid

1991.273 (RS141334)

Description

Rectangular; chip-carved in two horizontal panels: the top carved with six exotic-looking primitive structures and trees; the lower half carved with five sailing vessels at sea, a band with carved inscription divides the panels; unpainted.

Details

Maker
Emery, Noah (Maker)
Date
1763
Inscriptions
1) Carved on front: ""APREL THE 8l YEAR 1763 NOAH EMERY HIS BOEX"". 2) Typed jelly jar label on back: ""A Noah Emery was born in Exeter, NH 10 Nov. 1748, m. Jane Hale, 5 Dec., 1771, d. 6 Jan. 1817. Bell's Hist. Exeter"".
Location of origin
USA
Associated Building
Original to Cogswell's Grant (Essex, Mass.).
Material
carving (processes)
incising
wood (plant material)
Object type
Container
Descriptive terms
Box
Carved
carving (processes)
House
houses
Incised
incising
lids
marines (visual works)
Maritime
Sailing vessel
sailing vessels
Tree
trees
Wood
wood (plant material)
Dimensions
5 1/2 x 14 3/4 x 5/8 (HxWxD) (inches)
Accession Number
1991.273
Credit Line
Gift of Bertram K. and Nina Fletcher Little
GUSN
2264

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