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Trinket Box

1991.1441 (RS21215)

Description

Paint-decorated tin trinket box of rectangular shape with hinged domed lid, ring handle and hinged latch, its sides and top with traces of dark brown ground paint, with paint decoration of swags, fruit and vines in yellow, red and green; contains green and orange painted octagonal checkers.

Details

Maker
unknown
Date
1820-1840
Inscriptions
Inside box, handwritte note (in NFL's writing): ""Wooden checkers/row on board/Sept. 82""
Associated Building
Original to Cogswell's Grant (Essex, Mass.).
Material
painting (coating)
soldering
tin (metal)
Object type
Household Accessory
Descriptive terms
BOX, TRINKET
boxes (containers)
Neoclassical
Painted
painting (coating)
Soldered
soldering
Tin
tin (metal)
Dimensions
3 x 4 1/8 x 2 3/8 (HxWxD) (inches)
Accession Number
1991.1441
Credit Line
Gift of Bertram K. and Nina Fletcher Little
GUSN
2961
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