Candle Box

Collection Type

  • Lighting

Date

1760-1770

GUSN

GUSN-2880

Description

The rectangular form with cotter pin hinged lid with cleats at ends, is carved with pinwheels, 6 pointed star-flowers, hearts and zig zag borders on all sides (except back and bottom) and raised on a projecting base.

Details

Descriptive Terms

candle boxes
carving (processes)
pine (wood)
geometric patterns
pine (wood)
Pine
Carved
Geometric
BOX, CANDLE

Inscription

Incised on the back of the box is ""SD 1765.""

Associated Building

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

Maker

Unknown

Object Type

Lighting Device

Dimensions

6 x 15.375 x 5.625 (HxWxD) (inches)

Credit Line

Gift of Bertram K. and Nina Fletcher Little

Accession Number

1991.1341