Miniature Knife Box

Collection Type

  • Household accessories

Date

1820-1830

GUSN

GUSN-2551

Description

Nail construction (flat-headed nails), shaped cut-out handle, bottom with lip, light-weight wood, unpainted.

Details

Descriptive Terms

knife cases
miniatures (toys)
pine (wood)
Pine
Box

Inscription

Inscribed in pen on white label taped to base bottom: ""Miniature Knife Box/by William S. Tower/South Hingham, Mass.""

Associated Building

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

Maker

Tower, William S. (Maker)

Location of Origin

South Hingham, MA, USA

Object Type

Container

Dimensions

2.063 x 4.438 x 2.938 (HxWxD) (inches)

Credit Line

Gift of Bertram K. and Nina Fletcher Little

Accession Number

1991.679

Places

Massachusetts (United States)