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Letter Box

Description

Painted birdseye maple with mahogany banded borders; top of box depicts landscape scene with a tower in the center; front has keyhole and two squares within which are painted smaller landscapes with structures in background; inscription in front; all other sides have painted flowers; PL side has drawer; four interior compartments lined with paper; hinged lid; ball feet in need of refitting.

Details

Maker
Probably Sanford, Clarissa, 1799-1878 (Painter)
Date
1815
Inscriptions
"C.SANFORD/ 1815" (Painted)
"Miss Eleanor Sanford Holden/ Wyndehurst/ Madison, N.J." (card inside box)
"Chest of - / Clarissa Sanford/ 1815 -/ Property of/ Eleanor Sanford Holden" (on card inside box)
Material
bird's-eye maple
mahogany (wood)
paint (coating)
painting (image-making)
paper (fiber product)
Object type
Household Accessory
Places
Massachusetts (United States)
Medway (Norfolk county, Massachusetts)
Descriptive terms
bird's-eye maple
Box
Box, Letter
boxes (containers)
conditions and effects: landscape
floral patterns
mahogany (wood)
paint (coating)
painting (image-making)
paper (fiber product)
People and organizations
Clarissa Sanford
Dimensions
5 3/4 x 14 1/8 x 9 5/8 (HxWxD) (inches)
Accession Number
2002.59.1
Credit Line
Gift of Eleanor Stoddard
GUSN
265966
Related Items
Title Book Accession number 2002.59.2
Title Carte-de-Visite Accession number 2002.59.3
Title Carte-de-Visite Accession number 2002.59.4
Title Letters Notes in Library and Archives

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