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1991.1165 (RS35179)

Description

It has a rectangular lid with cleated ends and a molded edge with "staple" hinges. It is over a conforming box that is chip-carved with sawtooth rings and a sawtooth front ends, as well as a molded base. Six-board box with no feet. There are no signs of a till. Also, iron lock plate with two keyholes. It is unpainted with an old finish. [see photo neg#47585-A]

Details

Maker
unknown
Date
1690-1720
Inscriptions
On a typed jelly jar label on the interior side is: Bible Box sold at auction/of John & Esther Fleek/in Byfield, Mass. June/4, 1969. A family heir/loom.
Associated Building
Original to Cogswell's Grant (Essex, Mass.).
Object type
Household Accessory
Places
Massachusetts (United States)
Descriptive terms
Bible boxes
BOX, BIBLE
Carved
Pine
Dimensions
10 x 27.5 x 18 (HxWxD) (inches)
Accession Number
1991.1165
Credit Line
Gift of Bertram K. and Nina Fletcher Little
GUSN
3381

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