Trinket Box

Collection Type

  • Household accessories

Date

1820-1840

GUSN

GUSN-2961

Description

Paint-decorated tin trinket box of rectangular shape with hinged domed lid, ring handle and hinged latch, its sides and top with traces of dark brown ground paint, with paint decoration of swags, fruit and vines in yellow, red and green; contains green and orange painted octagonal checkers.

Details

Descriptive Terms

boxes (containers)
painting (coating)
soldering
tin (metal)
Neoclassical
Tin
Painted
Soldered
Neoclassical
BOX, TRINKET

Inscription

Inside box, handwritte note (in NFL's writing): ""Wooden checkers/row on board/Sept. 82""

Associated Building

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

Maker

Unknown

Dimensions

3 x 4 1/8 x 2 3/8 (HxWxD) (inches)

Credit Line

Gift of Bertram K. and Nina Fletcher Little

Accession Number

1991.1441

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