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Candle Box

1991.1341 (RS21486)

Description

The rectangular form with cotter pin hinged lid with cleats at ends, is carved with pinwheels, 6 pointed star-flowers, hearts and zig zag borders on all sides (except back and bottom) and raised on a projecting base.

Details

Maker
unknown
Date
1760-1770
Inscriptions
Incised on the back of the box is ""SD 1765.""
Associated Building
Original to Cogswell's Grant (Essex, Mass.).
Material
carving (processes)
pine (wood)
Object type
Lighting Device
Descriptive terms
BOX, CANDLE
candle boxes
Carved
carving (processes)
Geometric
geometric patterns
Pine
pine (wood)
Dimensions
6 x 15.375 x 5.625 (HxWxD) (inches)
Accession Number
1991.1341
Credit Line
Gift of Bertram K. and Nina Fletcher Little
GUSN
2880

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