Carved Wooden Trinket Box

Collection Type

  • Household accessories

Date

1780-1850

GUSN

GUSN-2622

Description

Oval bentwood form with fitted cover has a top and bottom slightly domed, top carved and incised with geometric devices while the side of the cover and box sides are carved with cross hatched squares set on corner and chip-carved triangles; the straight laps are held with basketry thongs (?) and pegs; there is a natrual finish.

Details

Descriptive Terms

boxes (containers)
bentwood
chip carving
incising
pine (wood)
pine (wood)
Pine
Bentwood
Incised
Carved
Box, Trinket

Inscription

Carved on the bottom: 1788

Associated Building

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

Maker

Unknown

Location of Origin

Polynesia

Dimensions

2 x 4 1/2 x 3 1/8 (HxWxD) (inches)

Credit Line

Gift of Bertram K. and Nina Fletcher Little

Accession Number

1991.841AB