Book-shaped Box

Collection Type

  • Household accessories

Date

1850-1900

GUSN

GUSN-3004

Description

In the form of a book, the spine is covered with geometric devices and an inscription; the cover is carved with diamonds and triangles. The cover and spine are painted black, the pages and fore-edge are painted ochre; the "foot" of the book opens with a sliding cover.

Details

Descriptive Terms

Bible boxes
carving (processes)
painting (coating)
pine (wood)
incising
Box
Box

Inscription

Carved on the spine is: PSALMODY/S.A. JONES .

Associated Building

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

Maker

Unknown

Object Type

Containers

Dimensions

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

Credit Line

Gift of Bertram K. and Nina Fletcher Little

Accession Number

1991.1486