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Prayerbook Box

1991.1558 (RS21555)

Description

Carved hardwood box in the form of a prayer book, with notched edges; front and back sides have chip-carved square enclosed by incised crested rectangle, with faintly carved pinwheel decoration at corners; sliding cover at long page-side with carved triangular pull; inside is an old, small, leatherbound pray book, THE ECONOMY OF HUMAN LIFE printed in 1761.

Details

Maker
unknown
Date
1725-1810
Inscriptions
There is contained a handwritten note in NFL's writing: This was an heirloom/ in the Waite family of/Ipswich, where it was/ sold by the heirs of the/last old Waite spinster/ from brick house, now Bank
Associated Building
Original to Cogswell's Grant (Essex, Mass.).
Material
carving (processes)
chip carving
walnut (wood)
Object type
Container
Descriptive terms
BOX
boxes (containers)
Carved
carving (processes)
chip carving
Notched
Walnut
walnut (wood)
Dimensions
7.25 x 4.25 x 2 (HxWxD) (inches)
Accession Number
1991.1558
Credit Line
Gift of Bertram K. and Nina Fletcher Little
GUSN
3067

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