Sewing Box

Collection Type

  • Textiles

Date

1820-1840

GUSN

GUSN-2802

Description

Paint-decorated sewing box of low rectangular form, the hinged top is painted with a scenic land and seascape view, enclosed in a yellow oval border and black ground. The sides are yellow with red outline and also with long green ovals with curvilinear freehand designs in white. It has a metal interior lock with a fanciful small key, the inside is fitted with three compartments to both the box and inside cover. It is painted a deep red with swirling white-painted freehand designs in each compartment, and is painted black around the outside edges. The green underside is signed in white paint.

Details

Descriptive Terms

sewing boxes
needlework (visual works)
nailing
painting (coating)
wood (plant material)
scenes (depictions)
Wood
Nailed
Painted
Scenic
Box, Needlework

Inscription

Hand-painted on the bottom underside is: J. Miller .

Associated Building

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

Maker

Miller, J. (Maker)

Object Type

Textileworking T&E

Dimensions

2 1/4 x 13 1/4 x 8 1/4 (HxWxD) (inches)

Credit Line

Gift of Bertram K. and Nina Fletcher Little

Accession Number

1991.1253

Places

New York state (United States)