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Candle Box

1991.993 (RS25765)

Description

Scalloped backboard pierced with two hanging holes over a rectangular box with a carved front; the front is chip carved with pinwheels, diamonds and hexagonal motifs which cover the entire surface; a quarter round molded base; dovetail and nail construction.

Details

Maker
unknown
Date
1775-1800
Associated Building
Original to Cogswell's Grant (Essex, Mass.).
Material
chip carving
pine (wood)
Object type
Household Accessory
Descriptive terms
BOX, WALL
candle boxes
Carved
chip carving
Geometric
geometric patterns
Pine
pine (wood)
Dimensions
6.375 x 12 x 4.125 (HxWxD) (inches)
Accession Number
1991.993
Credit Line
Gift of Bertram K. and Nina Fletcher Little
GUSN
3210

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