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Book-shaped Box

1991.1487 (RS21228)

Description

Chip-carved wooden book-shaped box, square form with geometric chip-carved sides with saw-tooth border; top and bottom with sliding covers also chip-carved; the front side "page" area is carved with straps and incised with a date. It has a natural dark hardwood finish.

Details

Maker
unknown
Date
1809
Inscriptions
Incised on the side panel is the date: 1809 .
Associated Building
Original to Cogswell's Grant (Essex, Mass.).
Material
wood (plant material)
Object type
Container
Descriptive terms
Box
boxes (containers)
Carved
Chip Carved
chip carving
Wood
wood (plant material)
Dimensions
3 1/4 x 3 (HxW) (inches)
Accession Number
1991.1487
Credit Line
Gift of Bertram K. and Nina Fletcher Little
GUSN
3005

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