Bank Box

Collection Type

  • Household accessories

Date

1826

GUSN

GUSN-2621

Description

Bentwood oval form with fitted lid constructed with two pointed laps: one pointing left, one pointing right that are painted dark green and deocrated in freehand with yellow geometric cartouches enclosing above inscription; the center of box is pressed with a coin slot for coins and the interior of box is lined at bottom with early 19th century printed paper.

Details

Descriptive Terms

boxes (containers)
bentwood
maple (wood)
painting (coating)
pine (wood)
maple (wood)
pine (wood)
Pine
Maple
Bentwood
Painted
Box

Inscription

1. Freehand painted on cover: W.A. Adams/ Jan. 1st/ 1826 2. In pencil on the underside of the cover: ELLA/ LOUISA/ 1865

Associated Building

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

Maker

Unknown

Object Type

Container

Dimensions

2 1/2 x 5 1/2 x 4 1/8 (HxWxD) (inches)

Credit Line

Gift of Bertram K. and Nina Fletcher Little

Accession Number

1991.840