Marriage Box

Collection Type

  • Household accessories

Date

1725-1730

GUSN

GUSN-2774

Description

A rectangular cotter-pin-hinged lid with molded edges and cleats over a conforming box with a molded base raised on four turnip-shaped feet. It is painted red-brown and decorated with circles and "clock-like" deviced and birds flanking a heart under the initials "A.P." -all painted white.

Details

Descriptive Terms

brideboxes
maple (wood)
pine (wood)
maple (wood)
pine (wood)
Pine
Maple
BOX, TRINKET

Inscription

Painted on the front are the initals: A.P. It is labeled: Daniel Poor, Danvers . On a typed jelly jar label on the inside of the box is: Box attributed to Sam Lane, Hampton,/ N.H. Decended in the Poor Family of/Andover and Danvers. Initials may sig/nify marriage of Mary Adams and Thos./Poor in Newbury in 1728.

Associated Building

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

Maker

Attributed to Lane, Samuel (Maker)
Attributed to Moulton, John (Maker)

Location of Origin

Hampton Falls, NH, USA; Hampton, NH, USA

Dimensions

12.75 x 23.5 x 15 (HxWxD) (inches)

Credit Line

Gift of Bertram K. and Nina Fletcher Little

Accession Number

1991.1224

Places

New Hampshire (United States)