Spice box

Collection Type

  • Cooking equipment

Date

1769

GUSN

GUSN-2383

Description

Green-painted tamarack spice box with sliding cover over six compartments. Cover with shaped handle containing a heart. Cover also decorated with chip carving. Carved encircled six-pointed star/flower.

Details

Descriptive Terms

spice boxes
cookware
chip carving
dovetail joints
painting (coating)
western larch (wood)
Tamarack
Painted
Carved
Dovetail
Box, Spice

Inscription

Carved on cover: BK AD/1769

Associated Building

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

Maker

Unknown

Credit Line

Gift of Bertram K. and Nina Fletcher Little

Accession Number

1991.404

Places

Possibly Pennsylvania (United States)
Possibly