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Box with Cover

1944.777AB (RS244015)

Description

Cylindrical painted wood box with cover. Handpainted illustrations on cover and box. Cover depicts red meeting house, flanked by two trees and part of another building, with domed tower silhouette in background. Vignettes on the box depict a tombstone on a hill beneath weeping willows, a windmill on hill, a red building with white balustrade on the roof, and a small yellow cottage.

Details

Maker
unknown
Inscriptions
" MEMORIAL / this box was once / a component part of the / first Meeting House built / in Charlestown after its /conflagration by the Eng / lish at the Battle of / Bunker Hill June 17th/ 1775 Built 1783 and taken down 1833." (Inside cover)
Material
wood (plant material)
Object type
Containers
Descriptive terms
Box
boxes (containers)
relics
wood (plant material)
Accession Number
1944.777AB
Credit Line
Gift of Mrs. Henry Mayo
GUSN
53888

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