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Carved Wooden Trinket Box

1991.841AB (RS21117)

Description

Oval bentwood form with fitted cover has a top and bottom slightly domed, top carved and incised with geometric devices while the side of the cover and box sides are carved with cross hatched squares set on corner and chip-carved triangles; the straight laps are held with basketry thongs (?) and pegs; there is a natrual finish.

Details

Maker
unknown
Date
1780-1850
Inscriptions
Carved on the bottom: 1788
Location of origin
Polynesia
Associated Building
Original to Cogswell's Grant (Essex, Mass.).
Material
bentwood
chip carving
incising
pine (wood)
Object type
Household Accessory
Descriptive terms
Bentwood
bentwood
Box, Trinket
boxes (containers)
Carved
chip carving
Incised
incising
Pine
pine (wood)
Dimensions
2 x 4 1/2 x 3 1/8 (HxWxD) (inches)
Accession Number
1991.841AB
Credit Line
Gift of Bertram K. and Nina Fletcher Little
GUSN
2622

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