Sewing Box

Collection Type

  • Textiles

Date

ca. 1810

GUSN

GUSN-4473

Description

Squared mahogany veneered body with yellow painted diamond shaped escutcheon, fitted with a mirror in lid, shelf and pin cushion; interior lined with pink, orange and red paper; contains assorted sewing accessories, needles in packages, thread, pins, thimbles, beeswax, fasteners; also contains thimbles numbers 1977.711.1-.2 and 1977.712 .1-.2.

Details

Descriptive Terms

sewing boxes
needlework (visual works)
mahogany (wood)
veneer
pine (wood)
pine (wood)
sewing (process)
Pine
Mahogany Veneer
Sewing
BOX, NEEDLEWORK

Associated Building

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

Maker

Unknown

Dimensions

3.438 x 10.063 x 7.063 (HxWxD) (inches)

Credit Line

Gift of the heirs of Elizabeth Cheever Wheeler

Accession Number

1977.710