Traveling Liquor Case

Collection Type

  • Decorative arts

Date

1775-1799

GUSN

GUSN-2333

Description

Green-painted traveling liquor case; rectangular with copper frame, iron hinges, large lock and side handles. Interior fitted with compartments and eight clear blown square bottles (mismatched) with gilt decoration to shoulders and stoppers; five small sherry-style drinking glasses; two holes for tumblers and detachable box for wine glasses.

Details

Descriptive Terms

cases (containers)
accessories
glassblowing
pine (wood)
painting (coating)
glass (material)
gilding
iron (metal)
Georgian (British Renaissance-Baroque style)
Pine
Iron
Glass
Blown
Gilded
Painted
Georgian
Case, Traveling

Inscription

Handwritten vendor label on bottle #341.4A: #2090/Pr. Liquor/casebottles/$27.50

Associated Building

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

Maker

Unknown

Dimensions

10 3/8 x 16 x 10 (HxWxD) (inches)

Credit Line

Gift of Bertram K. and Nina Fletcher Little

Accession Number

1991.341