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Carved Wooden Box

1991.1644 (RS35182)

Description

A slightly domed hinged lid on a conforming box, a carved surface (except the back), the top of the lid is carved with quarter circles centering the inscription. The sides are carved with a diamond pattern centering a heart at the front keyhole and six pointed stars at the ends; the heart and stars are painted blue/green, the inscription is painted red, and the box an off-white. Also, it is of nail construction.

Details

Maker
unknown
Date
1825-1835
Inscriptions
Inscribed and painted on labels on the top and bottom read: ""Rebecca E. Lord"" and ""owned by Nina F. Little"" (in her script), typed ""m/m little/B34""
Associated Building
Original to Cogswell's Grant (Essex, Mass.).
Material
carving (processes)
painting (coating)
wood (plant material)
Object type
Container
Descriptive terms
Box
boxes (containers)
Carved
carving (processes)
Diamond
Heart
hearts (motifs)
lozenges
Painted
painting (coating)
Star
stars
Wood
wood (plant material)
Dimensions
5 3/4 x 7 3/4 x 5 1/4 (HxWxD) (inches)
Accession Number
1991.1644
Credit Line
Gift of Bertram K. and Nina Fletcher Little
GUSN
3140

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