Box

Date

ca. 1850

GUSN

GUSN-12245

Description

Rectangular pine box covered with mahogany veneer. Front center has a keyhole opening. Center of the lid top has an inlaid rectangle of veneer (grain is a shade lighter the the remainder of the box). Lid opens via two metal hinges. Brass escutcheon on the inside of the front. Underside of the lid has the same inlaid rectangle of mahogany veneer, while the remainder of the inside is unstained, pine. Underside of the lid edges and box sides are stained to match the veneer.

Details

Descriptive Terms

boxes (containers)
mahogany (wood)
veneer
pine (wood)
pine (wood)
Pine
Mahogany Veneer
BOX

Associated Building

Original to Rundlet-May House (Portsmouth, N.H.),

Maker

Unknown

Dimensions

4.125 x 8 x 4.875 (HxWxD) (inches)

Credit Line

Gift of Ralph May

Accession Number

1971.1532