Money Box

Collection Type

  • Household accessories

Date

1765

GUSN

GUSN-2229

Description

Red-painted, scratch-carved box with compartmented interior, bottom and interior unfinished; dovetailed box, compartments fitted, no nails used; two-piece cover fastened by wire fasteners.

Details

Descriptive Terms

collection boxes
carving (processes)
painting (coating)
wood (plant material)
Painted
Carved
BOX, MONEY

Inscription

1) Incised on bottom: ""W C 1765"" 2) Incised inside cover: ""...[illegible] of Oakham"" 3) Incised inside compartments: ""B C G L"" 4) Written in ink on one side of cover: money calculation in pounds, shillings and pence.

Associated Building

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

Maker

Unknown

Dimensions

8 x 5.625 x 2.25 (HxWxD) (inches)

Credit Line

Gift of Bertram K. and Nina Fletcher Little

Accession Number

1991.238