Carved Wooden Candle Box with Sliding Lid

Collection Type

  • Lighting

Date

1785-1795

GUSN

GUSN-2129

Description

Rectangular with sliding cover, chip carved decoration, cover carved with two pinwheels within a sawtooth border; three sides carved with cross-hatched diamond pattern within a sawtooth border; painted red.

Details

Descriptive Terms

candle boxes
chip carving
painting (coating)
pine (wood)
pine (wood)
Pine
Carved
Painted
Pinwheel
Box, Candle

Inscription

Incised on top: ""A"" ""C"". Incised on underside: ""A W 1795"", end ""1785"".

Associated Building

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

Additional Identification Number

1991.140

Maker

Unknown

Dimensions

3 1/4 x 10 1/4 x 5 3/4 (HxWxD) (inches)

Credit Line

Gift of Bertram K. and Nina Fletcher Little

Accession Number

1991.140AB