Book-shaped Box

Collection Type

  • Household accessories

Date

1809

GUSN

GUSN-3005

Description

Chip-carved wooden book-shaped box, square form with geometric chip-carved sides with saw-tooth border; top and bottom with sliding covers also chip-carved; the front side "page" area is carved with straps and incised with a date. It has a natural dark hardwood finish.

Details

Descriptive Terms

boxes (containers)
wood (plant material)
chip carving
Wood
Carved
Chip Carved
Box

Inscription

Incised on the side panel is the date: 1809 .

Associated Building

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

Maker

Unknown

Dimensions

3 1/4 x 3 (HxW) (inches)

Credit Line

Gift of Bertram K. and Nina Fletcher Little

Accession Number

1991.1487