Carved Wooden Box

Collection Type

  • Household accessories

Date

1825-1835

GUSN

GUSN-3140

Description

A slightly domed hinged lid on a conforming box, a carved surface (except the back), the top of the lid is carved with quarter circles centering the inscription. The sides are carved with a diamond pattern centering a heart at the front keyhole and six pointed stars at the ends; the heart and stars are painted blue/green, the inscription is painted red, and the box an off-white. Also, it is of nail construction.

Details

Descriptive Terms

boxes (containers)
wood (plant material)
carving (processes)
painting (coating)
lozenges
hearts (motifs)
stars
Wood
Carved
Painted
Star
Diamond
Heart
Box

Inscription

Inscribed and painted on labels on the top and bottom read: ""Rebecca E. Lord"" and ""owned by Nina F. Little"" (in her script), typed ""m/m little/B34""

Associated Building

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

Maker

Unknown

Object Type

Container

Dimensions

5 3/4 x 7 3/4 x 5 1/4 (HxWxD) (inches)

Credit Line

Gift of Bertram K. and Nina Fletcher Little

Accession Number

1991.1644