Box

Collection Type

  • Household accessories

Date

1825-1840

GUSN

GUSN-3049

Description

Grain painted maple and ash box of oval form with wooden snap/spring fitted with conforming lid trimmed with dark green paint; the lid also has a metalwire bail handle and cut out ends to fit wooden springs that stand upright at each side; bentwood lap secured with stitched straw or rush; nails around bottom; the graining is finely handled in reddish brown strips of patterning on ochre-yellow ground (top securely snaps shut).

Details

Descriptive Terms

boxes (containers)
ash (wood)
bentwood
graining
maple (wood)
rush (material)
straw (plant material)
wire
maple (wood)
rush (material)
Maple
Ash
Straw
Rush
Wire
Bentwood
Painted
Box

Inscription

Handwritten on a label on the underside of the lid: ""Grained box/ from/New Hampshire""

Associated Building

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

Maker

Unknown

Object Type

Container

Dimensions

7 1/2 x 12 5/8 (HxW) (inches)

Credit Line

Gift of Bertram K. and Nina Fletcher Little

Accession Number

1991.1540

Places

Probably New Hampshire (United States)
Probably