Candle Box

Collection Type

  • Household accessories

Date

1825-1850

GUSN

GUSN-2768

Description

Of rectangular form with a sliding cover. The sides are carved with a 6 pointed compass device within a circle, enclosed by incised cresents and a zig-zag border. One end is incised with a heart device within a zig-zag border, the other end has a 6 pointed star within a circle and zig-zag border. The cover is incised with concentric patterned lunettes under an abstract floral arrangement enclosed by dot-centered diamonds. Painted yellow, green, red and black.

Details

Descriptive Terms

candle boxes
carving (processes)
incising
painting (coating)
pine (wood)
floral patterns
geometric patterns
lunettes
pine (wood)
Pine
Incised
Carved
Painted
Geometric
Floral
Lunette
BOX, CANDLE

Associated Building

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

Additional Identification Number

1991.1216

Maker

Unknown

Object Type

Lighting Device

Dimensions

5 x 12 7/8 x 7 5/8 (HxWxD) (inches)

Credit Line

Gift of Bertram K. and Nina Fletcher Little

Accession Number

1991.1216AB

Places

New Hampshire (United States)