Relic Box

Collection Type

  • Decorative arts

GUSN

GUSN-40309

Description

Small, cylindrical wood box with cover. Lathed, with six decorative lathe lines. Note written on the bottom of the box states that it was made of wood from the Washington Elm.

Details

Descriptive Terms

boxes (containers)
relics
elm (wood)
Box
Box

Inscription

"Made of / Wood / from Washington / Elm". (handwritten)
"This box is for the / Lear House." (Note inside box.)
"Box made from a branch of / The Washington Elm in / Cambridge, Mass. about 1870 / Mildred Howells" (Note inside box.)

Maker

Unknown

Credit Line

Gift of Miss Mildred Howells

Accession Number

1939.463AB