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Pine and Chestnut paint decorated trinket or toilet box, of rectangular shape with a molded, cleated lid above three printed sides (the back is plain). The front has a stylized scroll and floral pattern (worn), ant the sides have a sunburst-like motif, all in yellow and black on a reddish-brown ground on a molded base. The lid is attached with interlocking nails creating hinges at the back; a hole on the lid molding and inner rim were probably for a closing device (a nail or peg).
NFL found a handwritten note inside the box with the inscription of: Chestnut/Poplar?/R.I.
Original to Cogswell's Grant (Essex, Mass.),
Fitch, Issac, Mr. (Maker)
Lebanon, CT, USA
5.25 x 13.25 x 8.75 (HxWxD) (inches)
Gift of Bertram K. and Nina Fletcher Little
Connecticut (United States)