Box

Collection Type

  • Furniture

Date

1690-1720

GUSN

GUSN-3381

Description

It has a rectangular lid with cleated ends and a molded edge with "staple" hinges. It is over a conforming box that is chip-carved with sawtooth rings and a sawtooth front ends, as well as a molded base. Six-board box with no feet. There are no signs of a till. Also, iron lock plate with two keyholes. It is unpainted with an old finish. [see photo neg#47585-A]

Details

Descriptive Terms

Bible boxes
Pine
Carved
BOX, BIBLE

Inscription

On a typed jelly jar label on the interior side is: Bible Box sold at auction/of John & Esther Fleek/in Byfield, Mass. June/4, 1969. A family heir/loom.

Associated Building

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

Maker

Unknown

Dimensions

10 x 27.5 x 18 (HxWxD) (inches)

Credit Line

Gift of Bertram K. and Nina Fletcher Little

Accession Number

1991.1165

Places

Massachusetts (United States)