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Bank Box

1991.840 (RS20964)

Description

Bentwood oval form with fitted lid constructed with two pointed laps: one pointing left, one pointing right that are painted dark green and deocrated in freehand with yellow geometric cartouches enclosing above inscription; the center of box is pressed with a coin slot for coins and the interior of box is lined at bottom with early 19th century printed paper.

Details

Maker
unknown
Date
1826
Inscriptions
1. Freehand painted on cover: W.A. Adams/ Jan. 1st/ 1826 2. In pencil on the underside of the cover: ELLA/ LOUISA/ 1865
Associated Building
Original to Cogswell's Grant (Essex, Mass.).
Material
bentwood
maple (wood)
painting (coating)
pine (wood)
Object type
Container
Descriptive terms
bentwood
Bentwood
Box
boxes (containers)
Maple
maple (wood)
Painted
painting (coating)
Pine
pine (wood)
Dimensions
2 1/2 x 5 1/2 x 4 1/8 (HxWxD) (inches)
Accession Number
1991.840
Credit Line
Gift of Bertram K. and Nina Fletcher Little
GUSN
2621

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