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Miniature Blanket Chest Box

1991.1258 (RS25749)

Description

A painted pine box in the form of a miniature blanket chest on four black ball feet, with (re)hinged top and molding to the base. It is painted a light blue with a white trim, a four petal red flower is in the center of the front panel, with small incised 6-pointed flowers at the corners. There are two compartments on the inside, and the box is dovetailed and glued.

Details

Maker
unknown
Date
1750-1850
Inscriptions
Handwritten on a jelly label inside the box lid is: Painted/box/from/Maine . Some initials are crudely scratched on the back panel, they are: MED
Associated Building
Original to Cogswell's Grant (Essex, Mass.).
Material
dovetail joints
gluing
incising
painting (coating)
pine (wood)
turning (shaping process)
Object type
Household Accessory
Places
Maine (United States)
Descriptive terms
blanket chests
Box, Trinket
case furniture
Dovetail
dovetail joints
Floral
floral patterns
Glued
gluing
Incised
incising
miniatures (toys)
Painted
painting (coating)
Pine
pine (wood)
Turned
turning (shaping process)
Dimensions
7 x 12.25 x 5.5 (HxWxD) (inches)
Accession Number
1991.1258
Credit Line
Gift of Bertram K. and Nina Fletcher Little
GUSN
2807

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