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Paint decorated pine trinket box, of rectangular shape with an overhanging lid. It opens to a bright blue paper lining with a pencilled inscription (re: provenance, Issac Stearn(s)), the outside is painted a dark green ground with neo-classical red swags and a yellow and black border on all sides. The front panel contains the monogram "IS" in cursine lettering, the lid has a gilt flowering-grape vine motif, centered by borders of yellow and black framing the lining; and there are brass hinges.
paper (fiber product)
On the front of the box are the initials: ""IS"" painted in cursine lettering. In pencil on the inside lid is handwritten: ""This box was Issac Stearn(s) Property. Then his grandson/ Issac Stearn(s) Emerson"" . (The last name is indistinct as to Stearn or Stearns).
Original to Cogswell's Grant (Essex, Mass.),
5.75 x 12.25 x 7.125 (HxWxD) (inches)
Gift of Bertram K. and Nina Fletcher Little