Box with Heirlooms

Collection Type

  • Household accessories

Date

1800-1825

GUSN

GUSN-2217

Description

Small, with dome top, leather strap hinges, nail construction; painted red and grained in ochre.

Details

Descriptive Terms

boxes (containers)
graining
pine (wood)
pine (wood)
Pine
Grained
Box

Inscription

In pencil on underside of top: ""Mary J. E. (Keen) Propity / Eimoor [or Elmoor?], East Bridgewater Mass."" In pencil on bottom of box: ""Hannah Gardner Bennett. Abington Mass"" and ""Hannah G. Bennett / South Abington / Mass. / This box and part of contents belonged / Hannah S. Bennett Keen"".

Associated Building

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

Maker

Unknown

Object Type

Container

Dimensions

4 1/2 x 8 (HxW) (inches)

Credit Line

Gift of Bertram K. and Nina Fletcher Little

Accession Number

1991.226

Places

Massachusetts (United States)