Trinket Box

Collection Type

  • Household accessories

Date

1700-1750

GUSN

GUSN-2920

Description

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).

Details

Descriptive Terms

boxes (containers)
chestnut (wood)
hammering
iron (metal)
painting (coating)
pine (wood)
chestnut (wood)
geometric patterns
pine (wood)
sunbursts
Iron
Chestnut
Pine
Hammered
Painted
Geometric
Sunburst
BOX, TRINKET

Inscription

NFL found a handwritten note inside the box with the inscription of: Chestnut/Poplar?/R.I.

Associated Building

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

Maker

Fitch, Issac, Mr. (Maker)

Location of Origin

Lebanon, CT, USA

Object Type

Household Accessory

Dimensions

5.25 x 13.25 x 8.75 (HxWxD) (inches)

Credit Line

Gift of Bertram K. and Nina Fletcher Little

Accession Number

1991.1392

Places

Connecticut (United States)