Nest Set of Pantry Boxes with Lids

Collection Type

  • Household accessories

Date

1850-1875

GUSN

GUSN-10639

Description

Nest of four very small Shaker style oval-shaped pantry boxes of light wood which has sides made from maple, tops from birch, bottoms from pine and copper tacks. The boxes are of diminutive size.

Details

Descriptive Terms

boxes (containers)
birch (wood)
copper (metal)
manufacturing
maple (wood)
pine (wood)
maple (wood)
pine (wood)
Shaker (Christian sect)
Maple
Copper
Pine
Birch
Factory-made
Shaker
BOX

Inscription

1. Maker's Paper Label on underside of lid: Manufactured by/ SAM*L HERSEY,/ Hersey Street,/ Hingham, Mass. 2. NFL handwritten note tucked inside the largest box: Maple/ sides/ bottoms/ pine/ tops birch [enclosed in file]

Associated Building

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

Maker

Hersey, Samuel (Manufacturer)

Location of Origin

Hingham, MA, USA

Dimensions

2 1/8 (W) (inches)

Credit Line

Gift of Bertram K. and Nina Fletcher Little

Accession Number

1992.530.1AB-4AB

Places

Massachusetts (United States)