Paint box

Collection Type

  • Tools and equipment

Date

1825-1875

GUSN

GUSN-24953

Description

Plain, rectangular mahogany box w/ brass escutcheon and ring hanger which opens on hinged lid to compartmented watercolor paintbox. Blocks of various dry watercolors and two cavities for water bowls (one missing). Paper label reads: "Superior London Made Water Colors Warranted Soft & Brilliant."

Details

Descriptive Terms

paint boxes
brass (alloy)
mahogany (wood)
paper (fiber product)
Mahogany
Brass
Unidentified Paper
BOX, ARTIST'S

Inscription

See description.

Associated Building

Coffin House (Newbury, Mass.),

Maker

Unknown

Object Type

Painting T&E

Dimensions

2.875 x 5.5 (HxD) (inches)

Credit Line

Gift of Margaret E.C. Merriam in memory of her mother Elizabeth Low Coffin Colman

Accession Number

1985.181AB