Knife Scouring Box

Collection Type

  • Household accessories

Date

1800-1850

GUSN

GUSN-3328

Description

The box has a rounded top on a tall backboard that is pierced with a circular hanging hole over a rectangular open nail constructed box. It is pained in red and grained in black, green and yellow. The backboard is painted to imitate a "knot" in the wood.

Details

Descriptive Terms

boxes (containers)
graining
painting (coating)
wood (plant material)
Wood
Painted
Grain painted
Box, Wall

Associated Building

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

Maker

Unknown

Object Type

Household Accessory

Dimensions

17 x 7 7/8 x 5 5/8 (HxWxD) (inches)

Credit Line

Gift of Bertram K. and Nina Fletcher Little

Accession Number

1991.1114