Letter Box

Collection Type

  • Household accessories

Date

1815

GUSN

GUSN-265966

Description

Painted birdseye maple with mahogany banded borders; top of box depicts landscape scene with a tower in the center; front has keyhole and two squares within which are painted smaller landscapes with structures in background; inscription in front; all other sides have painted flowers; PL side has drawer; four interior compartments lined with paper; hinged lid; ball feet in need of refitting.

Details

Descriptive Terms

boxes (containers)
bird's-eye maple
mahogany (wood)
paint (coating)
paper (fiber product)
painting (image-making)
conditions and effects: landscape
floral patterns
Box
Box, Letter

Inscription

"C.SANFORD/ 1815" (Painted)
"Miss Eleanor Sanford Holden/ Wyndehurst/ Madison, N.J." (card inside box)
"Chest of - / Clarissa Sanford/ 1815 -/ Property of/ Eleanor Sanford Holden" (on card inside box)

Related Items

Title Book Accession Number 2002.59.2
Title Carte-de-Visite Accession Number 2002.59.3
Title Carte-de-Visite Accession Number 2002.59.4
Title Letters Accession Number

Maker

Probably Sanford, Clarissa, 1799-1878 (Painter)

Object Type

Household Accessory

Dimensions

5 3/4 x 14 1/8 x 9 5/8 (HxWxD) (inches)

Credit Line

Gift of Eleanor Stoddard

Accession Number

2002.59.1

Places

Massachusetts (United States)
Medway (Norfolk county, Massachusetts)