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Nesting Pantry Boxes

1991.378.1-3 (RS20848)

Description

Nest of three oval pantry boxes; maple; graduated sizes with pointed odd laps (facing opposite directions) on box and top hoop; painted deep green.

Details

Maker
unknown
Date
1825-1860
Inscriptions
"CASSIA"; "SPICE" (Raised white block lettering on lids of two boxes)
Associated Building
Original to Cogswell's Grant (Essex, Mass.).
Material
bentwood
maple (wood)
painting (coating)
tacking
Object type
Food Processing T&E
Places
Massachusetts (United States)
Descriptive terms
bentwood
Bentwood
Box, Food-storage
cookware
Maple
maple (wood)
Painted
painting (coating)
Shaker
storage boxes
Tacked
tacking
Accession Number
1991.378.1-3
Credit Line
Gift of Bertram K. and Nina Fletcher Little
GUSN
2360

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