Miniature Blanket Chest Box

Date

1750-1850

GUSN

GUSN-2807

Description

A painted pine box in the form of a miniature blanket chest on four black ball feet, with (re)hinged top and molding to the base. It is painted a light blue with a white trim, a four petal red flower is in the center of the front panel, with small incised 6-pointed flowers at the corners. There are two compartments on the inside, and the box is dovetailed and glued.

Details

Descriptive Terms

miniatures (toys)
blanket chests
case furniture
dovetail joints
gluing
incising
painting (coating)
pine (wood)
turning (shaping process)
floral patterns
pine (wood)
Pine
Dovetail
Turned
Painted
Floral
Glued
Incised
Box, Trinket

Inscription

Handwritten on a jelly label inside the box lid is: Painted/box/from/Maine . Some initials are crudely scratched on the back panel, they are: MED

Associated Building

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

Maker

Unknown

Object Type

Household Accessory

Dimensions

7 x 12.25 x 5.5 (HxWxD) (inches)

Credit Line

Gift of Bertram K. and Nina Fletcher Little

Accession Number

1991.1258

Places

Maine (United States)