Carved Box Lid

Collection Type

  • Household accessories

Date

1763

GUSN

GUSN-2264

Description

Rectangular; chip-carved in two horizontal panels: the top carved with six exotic-looking primitive structures and trees; the lower half carved with five sailing vessels at sea, a band with carved inscription divides the panels; unpainted.

Details

Descriptive Terms

lids
carving (processes)
incising
wood (plant material)
houses
marines (visual works)
sailing vessels
trees
Wood
Carved
Incised
House
Tree
Sailing vessel
Maritime
Box

Inscription

1) Carved on front: ""APREL THE 8l YEAR 1763 NOAH EMERY HIS BOEX"". 2) Typed jelly jar label on back: ""A Noah Emery was born in Exeter, NH 10 Nov. 1748, m. Jane Hale, 5 Dec., 1771, d. 6 Jan. 1817. Bell's Hist. Exeter"".

Associated Building

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

Maker

Emery, Noah (Maker)

Location of Origin

USA

Dimensions

5 1/2 x 14 3/4 x 5/8 (HxWxD) (inches)

Credit Line

Gift of Bertram K. and Nina Fletcher Little

Accession Number

1991.273