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Liquor Chest

1991.1073.1 (RS21561)

Description

Rectangular hinged lid with a molded edge over a conforming box with a flat base and wire handles on the sides painted brown-red. The interior is filled with 12 square compartments each holding a blown green glass liquor (gin) bottle and a corkscrew. The bottles are in various forms.

Details

Maker
unknown
Date
1790-1810
Inscriptions
On a typed paper jelly jar label on the inside lid reads: Case of bottles from/""Highfields"", Byfield, from Geo. William Adams,/1938 Purchased with many/other family heirlooms.
Associated Building
Original to Cogswell's Grant (Essex, Mass.).
Material
glass (material)
glassblowing
painting (coating)
pine (wood)
Object type
Personal Gear
Descriptive terms
accessories
Blown
case furniture
CHEST, LIQUOR
Glass
glass (material)
glassblowing
Painted
painting (coating)
Pine
Possibly pine (wood)
Dimensions
11.75 x 18.125 x 13.25 (HxWxD) (inches)
Accession Number
1991.1073.1
Credit Line
Gift of Bertram K. and Nina Fletcher Little
GUSN
3286

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