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1991.1188 (RS21310)

Description

Paint decorated pine bible box, of rectangular form, with hinged molded lid and base on four bun feet; reddish -brown painted ground with stylized, linear flowering vine motif sprigging from foot center with elliptical blossoms in red, white and black. The interior is unpainted and the feet are old but not original, as per NFL. [see photo neg#47476-A]

Details

Maker
unknown
Date
1725-1730
Associated Building
Original to Cogswell's Grant (Essex, Mass.).
Material
painting (coating)
pine (wood)
wire
Object type
Household Accessory
Places
Connecticut (United States)
Descriptive terms
American Colonial
Bible boxes
BOX, BIBLE
Colonial
Painted
painting (coating)
Pine
pine (wood)
wire
Wire
Dimensions
11.5 x 24 x 15.75 (HxWxD) (inches)
Accession Number
1991.1188
Credit Line
Gift of Bertram K. and Nina Fletcher Little
GUSN
2745

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