Sewing Box

Collection Type

  • Textiles

Date

1850-1870

GUSN

GUSN-2134

Description

Shallow oval form with fitted lid, two tapered swallow-tail finger laps, lid top grain painted, box painted rose-red.

Details

Descriptive Terms

sewing boxes
graining
painting (coating)
wood (plant material)
Wood
Grained
Painted
Shaker
Bentwood
Box, Needlework

Label

In exhibit "Boxes: Open and Shut" at SPNEA's One Bowdoin Square Gallery May 15, 2001 to October 2001. The exhibit then traveled to Hancock Shaker Village in Pittsfield, MA where objects were on display from November 2001 to May 6, 2002.

Inscription

Paper label on top of lid (script): ""White silk from Lebanon 1870""...""Silk Lebanon""

Associated Building

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

Additional Identification Number

1991.145A,B

Maker

Unknown

Dimensions

1 3/4 x 8 1/2 x 5 3/4 (HxWxD) (inches)

Credit Line

Gift of Bertram K. and Nina Fletcher Little

Accession Number

1991.145AB

Places

New Hampshire (United States)