Herb Box with Cover

Collection Type

  • Cooking equipment

Date

1800-1850

GUSN

GUSN-2356

Description

Round bentwood form with fitted cover with single "fingered" lap. Box with single wide "fingered" lap; a "Harvard" lap configuration (one pointing right, one pointing left). Painted dark green; top decorated with circular, light green, reserve with polychrome sprig of roses enclosed by darker green ring.

Details

Descriptive Terms

boxes (containers)
cookware
bentwood
oak (wood)
painting (coating)
pine (wood)
floral patterns
rose (genus)
Pine
Oak
Painted
Bentwood
Rose
Box, Spice

Inscription

Ink in script at underside of cover: Richmond. August, 1799

Associated Building

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

Additional Identification Number

1991.373A,B

Maker

Unknown

Object Type

Food Processing T&E

Dimensions

2 3/4 (H), 7 (diameter) (inches)

Credit Line

Gift of Bertram K. and Nina Fletcher Little

Accession Number

1991.373AB