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Spice box

1991.404 (RS21526)

Description

Green-painted tamarack spice box with sliding cover over six compartments. Cover with shaped handle containing a heart. Cover also decorated with chip carving. Carved encircled six-pointed star/flower.

Details

Maker
unknown
Date
1769
Inscriptions
Carved on cover: BK AD/1769
Associated Building
Original to Cogswell's Grant (Essex, Mass.).
Material
chip carving
dovetail joints
painting (coating)
western larch (wood)
Object type
Food Processing T&E
Places
Possibly Pennsylvania (United States)
Descriptive terms
Box, Spice
Carved
chip carving
cookware
Dovetail
dovetail joints
Painted
painting (coating)
spice boxes
Tamarack
western larch (wood)
Accession Number
1991.404
Credit Line
Gift of Bertram K. and Nina Fletcher Little
GUSN
2383

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