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Spice Box

1991.376AB (RS20866)

Description

Oval bentwood form with fitted cover, with single lap on cover and base pointing in opposite directions. All painted green. Top embellished in initials in gold and black.

Details

Maker
unknown
Date
1826-1850
Inscriptions
Paint in gold and black at cover - top: MME Pencil at underside of cover: [illegible inscription]
Associated Building
Original to Cogswell's Grant (Essex, Mass.).
Material
bentwood
maple (wood)
painting (coating)
pine (wood)
Object type
Food Processing T&E
Places
Massachusetts (United States)
Descriptive terms
bentwood
Bentwood
Box, Spice
cookware
Maple
maple (wood)
Painted
painting (coating)
Pine
pine (wood)
Possibly Shaker (Christian sect)
Shaker
spice boxes
Dimensions
2 5/8 x 6 1/2 x 4 3/4 (HxWxD) (inches)
Accession Number
1991.376AB
Credit Line
Gift of Bertram K. and Nina Fletcher Little
GUSN
2359

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