Painted Wooden Snuffbox

Collection Type

  • Decorative arts

Date

1820-1840

GUSN

GUSN-10640

Description

Small, round wooden snuff box painted an opaque dark green, its lid painted with a six-pointed star on a white circle enclosed with a black rim; there is a trace of snuff still in box.

Details

Descriptive Terms

snuffboxes
accessories
painting (coating)
polychrome
wood (plant material)
Papier Mache
Polychrome
Painted
SNUFFBOX

Inscription

Handwritten paper jelly label on bottom underside: found in/ Ohio./ from/ zoar?

Associated Building

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

Maker

Unknown

Location of Origin

Ohio, United States; Pennsylvania, United States

Object Type

Personal Gear

Dimensions

3/4 x 3 (HxW) (inches)

Credit Line

Gift of Bertram K. and Nina Fletcher Little

Accession Number

1992.532AB

Places

Possibly Ohio (United States)
Pennsylvania (United States)
Possibly Ohio (United States)
Possibly Pennsylvania (United States)