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1991.1354AB (RS21205)

Description

Oval Shaker-style box, small (spice box) size, with lapped top and bottom, secured wtih hard-hammered nails; warm, natural brown finish; now houses chess set.

Details

Maker
unknown
Date
1840-1880
Inscriptions
Written on a NFL jelly label on the bottom: ""Box for/short paint-/ed chess-/men""
Associated Building
Original to Cogswell's Grant (Essex, Mass.).
Material
ash (wood)
bentwood
nailing
Object type
Container
Descriptive terms
Ash
Bentwood
bentwood
BOX
boxes (containers)
Nailed
nailing
Possibly ash (wood)
Dimensions
3.125 x 5.625 (HxW) (inches)
Accession Number
1991.1354AB
Credit Line
Gift of Bertram K. and Nina Fletcher Little
GUSN
3168

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