Trinket Box

Collection Type

  • Household accessories

Date

1820-1840

GUSN

GUSN-2503

Description

A handstitched leather box with a floral needlework and red velvet covering. The cover is hinged with simple string fastenings and there is a leather binding around three sides of the box top. The interior textiles have a tiny floral print on a pink ground.

Details

Descriptive Terms

boxes (containers)
cloth
handmade
leather
needlepoint (needleworking)
velvet (fabric weave)
Leather
Synthetic Fabric
Handmade
Velvet
Needlework
BOX, TRINKET

Inscription

A Christmas tag inside the box reads: To Nina/from Lura (cover). 'Though old and battered I may be,/Santa claus says you asked for me./To him who waits comes everything/So here come I, with re-joic-ing!

Associated Building

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

Maker

Unknown

Location of Origin

England

Object Type

Household Accessory

Credit Line

Gift of Bertram K. and Nina Fletcher Little

Accession Number

1991.534