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Miniature Knife Box

1991.679 (RS20734)

Description

Nail construction (flat-headed nails), shaped cut-out handle, bottom with lip, light-weight wood, unpainted.

Details

Maker
Tower, William S. (Maker)
Date
1820-1830
Inscriptions
Inscribed in pen on white label taped to base bottom: ""Miniature Knife Box/by William S. Tower/South Hingham, Mass.""
Location of origin
South Hingham, MA, USA
Associated Building
Original to Cogswell's Grant (Essex, Mass.).
Material
pine (wood)
Object type
Container
Places
Massachusetts (United States)
Descriptive terms
Box
knife cases
miniatures (toys)
Pine
pine (wood)
Dimensions
2.063 x 4.438 x 2.938 (HxWxD) (inches)
Accession Number
1991.679
Credit Line
Gift of Bertram K. and Nina Fletcher Little
GUSN
2551

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