Book-shaped Spruce-gum Box

Collection Type

  • Household accessories

Date

1800-1900

GUSN

GUSN-3006

Description

In the form of a book with a sliding cover a the edge, the spine is incised with horizontal bands painted salmon and gray, the covers are incised with a geometric design centering a diamond and painted black, cream and salmon. The "pages" and sliding door are painted in cream.

Details

Descriptive Terms

boxes (containers)
carving (processes)
painting (coating)
pine (wood)
lozenges
geometric patterns
pine (wood)
Pine
Carved
Painted
Geometric
Diamond
Box

Associated Building

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

Maker

Unknown

Object Type

Container

Dimensions

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

Credit Line

Gift of Bertram K. and Nina Fletcher Little

Accession Number

1991.1488

Places

Connecticut (United States)