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Bentwood oval spice box, of Shaker style, straight cut laps attached with copper tacks and tiny nails. It is stamped in the center of the lid, and impressed in black. The maple sides are darkened with age, probably from an old stain or paint on the lid.
Shaker (Christian sect)
Impressed on the top, in the lid is: HINGHAM . On the remains of a printed label inside the box is: Mrs. Bertram/305 Warren/Brookline, Ma.
Original to Cogswell's Grant (Essex, Mass.),
2 1/8 x 6 1/8 x 4 1/2 (HxWxD) (inches)
Gift of Bertram K. and Nina Fletcher Little
Probably Massachusetts (United States)