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Herb Box with Cover

1991.373AB (RS20859)

Description

Round bentwood form with fitted cover with single "fingered" lap. Box with single wide "fingered" lap; a "Harvard" lap configuration (one pointing right, one pointing left). Painted dark green; top decorated with circular, light green, reserve with polychrome sprig of roses enclosed by darker green ring.

Details

Maker
unknown
Date
1800-1850
Inscriptions
Ink in script at underside of cover: Richmond. August, 1799
Associated Building
Original to Cogswell's Grant (Essex, Mass.).
Material
bentwood
oak (wood)
painting (coating)
pine (wood)
Object type
Food Processing T&E
Descriptive terms
Bentwood
bentwood
Box, Spice
boxes (containers)
cookware
floral patterns
Oak
oak (wood)
Painted
painting (coating)
Pine
pine (wood)
Rose
rose (genus)
Dimensions
2 3/4 (H), 7 (diameter) (inches)
Accession Number
1991.373AB
Credit Line
Gift of Bertram K. and Nina Fletcher Little
GUSN
2356

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