Pantry or Utility Box

Collection Type

  • Household accessories

Date

1740-1800

GUSN

GUSN-2225

Description

Oval, bentwood box with fitted cover and two pointedd finger laps held by iron nails; painted light blue, top carved with leafy tulip design and inscription; leafy scrolls incised around one side of cover band.

Details

Descriptive Terms

boxes (containers)
ash (wood)
bentwood
pine (wood)
pine (wood)
Ash
Pine
Bentwood
BOX

Inscription

Incised/carved on box top: ""M M"" and date ""1747"".

Associated Building

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

Additional Identification Number

1991.234A,B

Maker

Unknown

Object Type

Household Accessory

Dimensions

2 1/2 x 5 7/8 x 5 (HxWxD) (inches)

Credit Line

Gift of Bertram K. and Nina Fletcher Little

Accession Number

1991.234AB