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1991.241 (RS20743)

Description

Red-painted wooden box; slightly domed lid scratch-decorated with fans and palmettes; leaf carvings on three sides; front panel has inscribed name; sawtooth carving border overall; delicate copper-wire hinges and latch.

Details

Maker
unknown
Date
1810-1820
Inscriptions
Carved on front panel: ""SETH WHITMore"".
Associated Building
Original to Cogswell's Grant (Essex, Mass.).
Material
incising
painting (coating)
wood (plant material)
Object type
Container
Descriptive terms
Box
boxes (containers)
Incised
incising
Painted
painting (coating)
Wood
wood (plant material)
Dimensions
3 1/4 x 5 3/4 (HxW) (inches)
Accession Number
1991.241
Credit Line
Gift of Bertram K. and Nina Fletcher Little
GUSN
8924

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