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1991.1281 (RS35178)

Description

Rectangular flat top hinged to conforming case, painted green and heightened with red and yellow pinstriped cartnichy, the front freehand decorated with two buildings- (federal style homes) in yellow, red, gray and white. At the top is stenciled with a bowl of flowers and pineapple also in copper. Floor of box lined with printed paper.

Details

Maker
unknown
Date
1820-1840
Associated Building
Original to Cogswell's Grant (Essex, Mass.).
Material
brass (alloy)
painting (coating)
pine (wood)
stenciling
Object type
Documentary Artifact
Descriptive terms
Box, Document
Brass
brass (alloy)
document containers
Painted
painting (coating)
Pine
pine (wood)
Stenciled
stenciling
Dimensions
6 1/8 x 14 1/8 x 8 (HxWxD) (inches)
Accession Number
1991.1281
Credit Line
Gift of Bertram K. and Nina Fletcher Little
GUSN
2829

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