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1991.1540 (RS21484)

Description

Grain painted maple and ash box of oval form with wooden snap/spring fitted with conforming lid trimmed with dark green paint; the lid also has a metalwire bail handle and cut out ends to fit wooden springs that stand upright at each side; bentwood lap secured with stitched straw or rush; nails around bottom; the graining is finely handled in reddish brown strips of patterning on ochre-yellow ground (top securely snaps shut).

Details

Maker
unknown
Date
1825-1840
Inscriptions
Handwritten on a label on the underside of the lid: ""Grained box/ from/New Hampshire""
Associated Building
Original to Cogswell's Grant (Essex, Mass.).
Material
ash (wood)
bentwood
graining
maple (wood)
rush (material)
straw (plant material)
wire
Object type
Container
Places
Probably New Hampshire (United States)
Descriptive terms
Ash
ash (wood)
bentwood
Bentwood
Box
boxes (containers)
graining
Maple
maple (wood)
Painted
Rush
rush (material)
Straw
straw (plant material)
wire
Wire
Dimensions
7 1/2 x 12 5/8 (HxW) (inches)
Accession Number
1991.1540
Credit Line
Gift of Bertram K. and Nina Fletcher Little
GUSN
3049

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