Pantry Box

Collection Type

  • Household accessories

Date

1815

GUSN

GUSN-10631

Description

Round; bentwood form with fitted cover; two poruted laps held by iron tacks; painted black and decorated with stencil and freehand in red and green and the top with one and two scrolling devices centering a heart flanked by two circles bearing inscriptions; the bottom is decorated with red dots and striping.

Details

Descriptive Terms

storage boxes
iron (metal)
maple (wood)
painting (coating)
pine (wood)
stenciling
maple (wood)
pine (wood)
Pine
Maple
Stenciled
Painted
Iron
Box, Storage

Inscription

1. Paint and ink on top of cover and under cover: ""MERCY, NEEDHAMS/ BOX;"" [Circles Inscribed]""SMITHFIELD"" and ""Sept. 18 15"" 2. In ink under side cover: P4 S13 EEE

Associated Building

Original to Cogswell's Grant (Essex, Mass.),

Additional Identification Number

1992.522

Maker

Unknown

Dimensions

2 1/2 (H), 7 3/4 (diameter) (inches)

Credit Line

Gift of Bertram K. and Nina Fletcher Little

Accession Number

1992.522AB