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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.
wood (plant material)
Incised on the side panel is the date: 1809 .
Original to Cogswell's Grant (Essex, Mass.),
3 1/4 x 3 (HxW) (inches)
Gift of Bertram K. and Nina Fletcher Little