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Marriage Box

1991.1224 (RS21303)

Description

A rectangular cotter-pin-hinged lid with molded edges and cleats over a conforming box with a molded base raised on four turnip-shaped feet. It is painted red-brown and decorated with circles and "clock-like" deviced and birds flanking a heart under the initials "A.P." -all painted white.

Details

Maker
Attributed to Lane, Samuel (Maker)
Attributed to Moulton, John (Maker)
Date
1725-1730
Inscriptions
Painted on the front are the initals: A.P. It is labeled: Daniel Poor, Danvers . On a typed jelly jar label on the inside of the box is: Box attributed to Sam Lane, Hampton,/ N.H. Decended in the Poor Family of/Andover and Danvers. Initials may sig/nify marriage of Mary Adams and Thos./Poor in Newbury in 1728.
Location of origin
Hampton Falls, NH, USA; Hampton, NH, USA
Associated Building
Original to Cogswell's Grant (Essex, Mass.).
Material
maple (wood)
pine (wood)
Object type
Household Accessory
Places
New Hampshire (United States)
Descriptive terms
BOX, TRINKET
brideboxes
Maple
maple (wood)
Pine
pine (wood)
Dimensions
12.75 x 23.5 x 15 (HxWxD) (inches)
Accession Number
1991.1224
Credit Line
Gift of Bertram K. and Nina Fletcher Little
GUSN
2774

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