Tea Box

Collection Type

  • Decorative arts

Date

1810-1830

GUSN

GUSN-2997

Description

A rectangular, stepped molded hinged cover on a conforming case with a shaped skirt and french bracket feet; painted brown and decorated with red swags, black tassels, a basket of flowers on top and pinstriping at the legs, skirt and top in red, black and gold. A shaped, painted cartouche at the front below the keyhole and the interior is fitted with two compartments. [See photo negative #47539-A]

Details

Descriptive Terms

tea caddies (containers)
cookware
painting (coating)
pine (wood)
floral patterns
pine (wood)
Pine
Painted
Bouquet
BOX, TEA

Associated Building

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

Maker

Unknown

Dimensions

8.25 x 9.5 x 6 (HxWxD) (inches)

Credit Line

Gift of Bertram K. and Nina Fletcher Little

Accession Number

1991.1478

Places

New York state (United States)