Document Box

Date

1790-1830

GUSN

GUSN-11150

Description

Wooden document box decorated with brass tacks which outline the box, arch at corners and surround the oval brass plates and handle on the lid. Has a wrought iron lock and brass keyhole cover with an impressed eagle, small metal hinges at the back; the wood originally covered with black leather (traces remain between the cracks).

Details

Descriptive Terms

boxes (containers)
brass (alloy)
iron (metal)
leather
pine (wood)
Federal
pine (wood)
Pine
Iron
Brass
Leather
Federal
Studded
BOX

Inscription

Penned on the bottom underside is: Emily M. Matchett .

Associated Building

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

Maker

Unknown

Object Type

Container

Dimensions

5 x 11.75 x 6 (HxWxD) (inches)

Credit Line

Gift of Bertram K. and Nina Fletcher Little

Accession Number

1992.478