Spice Box

Collection Type

  • Decorative arts

Date

1825-1875

GUSN

GUSN-2804

Description

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.

Details

Descriptive Terms

spice boxes
cookware
bentwood
copper (metal)
impressing
maple (wood)
pine (wood)
stamping (forming)
tacking
maple (wood)
pine (wood)
Shaker (Christian sect)
Maple
Pine
Bentwood
Copper
Impressed
Tacked
Shaker
Stamped
Box, Spice

Inscription

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.

Associated Building

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

Additional Identification Number

1991.1255

Maker

Unknown

Dimensions

2 1/8 x 6 1/8 x 4 1/2 (HxWxD) (inches)

Credit Line

Gift of Bertram K. and Nina Fletcher Little

Accession Number

1991.1255AB

Places

Probably Massachusetts (United States)
Probably