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1991.493 (RS21513)

Description

A painted box with a moveable brass handle on the domed top. The box has worked sheet tin with rolled edges. The floral motif is painted in yellow, black and gray. It has an unpainted bottom and a locking hasp.

Details

Maker
unknown
Date
1750-1850
Inscriptions
On a circular paper label on the bottom, it reads: 2019 15.00 .
Associated Building
Used At Seadunes Farm. Original to Cogswell's Grant (Essex, Mass.).
Material
brass (alloy)
painting (coating)
sheet metal
tin (metal)
Object type
Documentary Artifact
Descriptive terms
BOX, DOCUMENT
Brass
brass (alloy)
document containers
Floral
floral patterns
Painted
painting (coating)
sheet metal
Tin
tin (metal)
Dimensions
6.5 x 9.5 x 5.625 (HxWxD) (inches)
Accession Number
1991.493
Credit Line
Gift of Bertram K. and Nina Fletcher Little
GUSN
2468

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