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Candle Box

1991.1216AB (RS21485)

Description

Of rectangular form with a sliding cover. The sides are carved with a 6 pointed compass device within a circle, enclosed by incised cresents and a zig-zag border. One end is incised with a heart device within a zig-zag border, the other end has a 6 pointed star within a circle and zig-zag border. The cover is incised with concentric patterned lunettes under an abstract floral arrangement enclosed by dot-centered diamonds. Painted yellow, green, red and black.

Details

Maker
unknown
Date
1825-1850
Associated Building
Original to Cogswell's Grant (Essex, Mass.).
Material
carving (processes)
incising
painting (coating)
pine (wood)
Object type
Lighting Device
Places
New Hampshire (United States)
Descriptive terms
BOX, CANDLE
candle boxes
Carved
carving (processes)
Floral
floral patterns
Geometric
geometric patterns
Incised
incising
Lunette
lunettes
Painted
painting (coating)
Pine
pine (wood)
Dimensions
5 x 12 7/8 x 7 5/8 (HxWxD) (inches)
Accession Number
1991.1216AB
Credit Line
Gift of Bertram K. and Nina Fletcher Little
GUSN
2768

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