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Book-shaped Spruce-gum Box

1991.1488 (RS21227)

Description

In the form of a book with a sliding cover a the edge, the spine is incised with horizontal bands painted salmon and gray, the covers are incised with a geometric design centering a diamond and painted black, cream and salmon. The "pages" and sliding door are painted in cream.

Details

Maker
unknown
Date
1800-1900
Associated Building
Original to Cogswell's Grant (Essex, Mass.).
Material
carving (processes)
painting (coating)
pine (wood)
Object type
Container
Places
Connecticut (United States)
Descriptive terms
Box
boxes (containers)
Carved
carving (processes)
Diamond
Geometric
geometric patterns
lozenges
Painted
painting (coating)
Pine
pine (wood)
Dimensions
4 3/8 x 3 x 1 1/2 (HxWxD) (inches)
Accession Number
1991.1488
Credit Line
Gift of Bertram K. and Nina Fletcher Little
GUSN
3006

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