A rectangular lid with chamfered edges hinged to the conforming case, raised on all four squared legs with cut-out at the feet. Rose-head nail construction. The lid has an iron hasp which closes over the iron loop on the case, and an iron lock and key. The chest is unpainted.
Inscribed on a paper string tag in ink on the hasp reads: (one side) Key of/Padlocked/ Minature/Chest . (Otherside- in ink) Blue Cupboard (and on a printed sticker) 522 .
- Associated Building
- Original to Cogswell's Grant (Essex, Mass.).
- Object type
- Household Accessory
- Descriptive terms
chests (case furniture)
Possibly maple (wood)
- 7.125 x 6.375 x 4 (HxWxD) (inches)
- Accession Number
- Credit Line
- Gift of Bertram K. and Nina Fletcher Little