Prayerbook Box

Date

1725-1810

GUSN

GUSN-3067

Description

Carved hardwood box in the form of a prayer book, with notched edges; front and back sides have chip-carved square enclosed by incised crested rectangle, with faintly carved pinwheel decoration at corners; sliding cover at long page-side with carved triangular pull; inside is an old, small, leatherbound pray book, THE ECONOMY OF HUMAN LIFE printed in 1761.

Details

Descriptive Terms

boxes (containers)
carving (processes)
chip carving
walnut (wood)
walnut (wood)
Walnut
Notched
Carved
BOX

Inscription

There is contained a handwritten note in NFL's writing: This was an heirloom/ in the Waite family of/Ipswich, where it was/ sold by the heirs of the/last old Waite spinster/ from brick house, now Bank

Associated Building

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

Maker

Unknown

Dimensions

7.25 x 4.25 x 2 (HxWxD) (inches)

Credit Line

Gift of Bertram K. and Nina Fletcher Little

Accession Number

1991.1558