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Tea Box

1991.1478 (RS19928)

Description

A rectangular, stepped molded hinged cover on a conforming case with a shaped skirt and french bracket feet; painted brown and decorated with red swags, black tassels, a basket of flowers on top and pinstriping at the legs, skirt and top in red, black and gold. A shaped, painted cartouche at the front below the keyhole and the interior is fitted with two compartments. [See photo negative #47539-A]

Details

Maker
unknown
Date
1810-1830
Associated Building
Original to Cogswell's Grant (Essex, Mass.).
Material
painting (coating)
pine (wood)
Object type
Food Processing T&E
Places
New York state (United States)
Descriptive terms
Bouquet
BOX, TEA
cookware
floral patterns
Painted
painting (coating)
Pine
pine (wood)
tea caddies (containers)
Dimensions
8.25 x 9.5 x 6 (HxWxD) (inches)
Accession Number
1991.1478
Credit Line
Gift of Bertram K. and Nina Fletcher Little
GUSN
2997

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