Document Box

Date

1720-1750

GUSN

GUSN-4042

Description

Domed and hinged lidded rectangular box covered with tooled and gilt tan-colored leather; top has squared iron carrying bale at center; lid is tooled with central diamond with each quadrant enclosing a crown above "GR"; top, corners and front panel with pattern of diamonds formed by acorns with oak leaves; front panel and lid with vine pattern border; front panel of carcass with iron lock at center; ends and back are tooled with intersecting diagonals forming diamonds; interior lined with printed paper which appears to have come from a dictionary.

Details

Descriptive Terms

document containers
gilding
iron (metal)
leather
tooling
wood (plant material)
acorn
crowns (headdresses)
lozenges
oak leaf (motif)
vines
Leather
Iron
Tooled
Gilded
Acorn
Leaf
Vine
Diamond
Crown
BOX, DOCUMENT

Associated Building

Original to Sayward-Wheeler House (York Harbor, Me.),

Maker

Unknown

Location of Origin

England

Object Type

Documentary Artifact

Dimensions

5.5 x 13 x 7.625 (HxWxD) (inches)

Credit Line

Gift of the heirs of Elizabeth Cheever Wheeler

Accession Number

1977.350