Spice Box with Decorated Lid

Collection Type

  • Cooking equipment

Date

1820-1860

GUSN

GUSN-8259

Description

Oval bentwood form with fitted cover, each with single pointed finger lap pointing in opposite directions. Painted green; cover embellished in ochre flower-like devices enclosing gilt initials and stylized sprig devices.

Details

Descriptive Terms

spice boxes
cookware
bentwood
pine (wood)
maple (wood)
painting (coating)
Shaker (Christian sect)
pine (wood)
maple (wood)
Pine
Bentwood
Painted
Shaker
Maple
Box, Spice

Inscription

Paint at top of cover: MME Pencil at underside of cover: Blue MME

Associated Building

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

Additional Identification Number

1991.377A,B

Maker

Unknown

Object Type

Food Processing T&E

Dimensions

1 3/4 x 4 5/8 x 3 1/2 (HxWxD) (inches)

Credit Line

Gift of Bertram K. and Nina Fletcher Little

Accession Number

1991.377AB

Places

Massachusetts (United States)