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Spice Box with Decorated Lid

1991.377AB (RS20867)

Description

Oval bentwood form with fitted cover, each with single pointed finger lap pointing in opposite directions. Painted green; cover embellished in ochre flower-like devices enclosing gilt initials and stylized sprig devices.

Details

Maker
unknown
Date
1820-1860
Inscriptions
Paint at top of cover: MME Pencil at underside of cover: Blue MME
Associated Building
Original to Cogswell's Grant (Essex, Mass.).
Material
bentwood
maple (wood)
painting (coating)
pine (wood)
Object type
Food Processing T&E
Places
Massachusetts (United States)
Descriptive terms
bentwood
Bentwood
Box, Spice
cookware
Maple
maple (wood)
Painted
painting (coating)
Pine
pine (wood)
Possibly Shaker (Christian sect)
Shaker
spice boxes
Dimensions
1 3/4 x 4 5/8 x 3 1/2 (HxWxD) (inches)
Accession Number
1991.377AB
Credit Line
Gift of Bertram K. and Nina Fletcher Little
GUSN
8259

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