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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.
needlework (visual works)
wood (plant material)
Hand-painted on the bottom underside is: J. Miller .
Original to Cogswell's Grant (Essex, Mass.),
Miller, J. (Maker)
2 1/4 x 13 1/4 x 8 1/4 (HxWxD) (inches)
Gift of Bertram K. and Nina Fletcher Little
New York state (United States)