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Spice Box

1991.1255AB (RS21206)

Description

Bentwood oval spice box, of Shaker style, straight cut laps attached with copper tacks and tiny nails. It is stamped in the center of the lid, and impressed in black. The maple sides are darkened with age, probably from an old stain or paint on the lid.

Details

Maker
unknown
Date
1825-1875
Inscriptions
Impressed on the top, in the lid is: HINGHAM . On the remains of a printed label inside the box is: Mrs. Bertram/305 Warren/Brookline, Ma.
Associated Building
Original to Cogswell's Grant (Essex, Mass.).
Material
bentwood
copper (metal)
impressing
maple (wood)
pine (wood)
stamping (forming)
tacking
Object type
Food Processing T&E
Places
Probably Massachusetts (United States)
Descriptive terms
Bentwood
bentwood
Box, Spice
cookware
Copper
copper (metal)
Impressed
impressing
Maple
maple (wood)
Pine
pine (wood)
Shaker
Shaker (Christian sect)
spice boxes
Stamped
stamping (forming)
Tacked
tacking
Dimensions
2 1/8 x 6 1/8 x 4 1/2 (HxWxD) (inches)
Accession Number
1991.1255AB
Credit Line
Gift of Bertram K. and Nina Fletcher Little
GUSN
2804

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