Box

Date

1805-1810

GUSN

GUSN-8269

Description

Slightly domed rectangular hinged lid on conforming box. Painted ochre and freehand painted en grisaille with birds, sprigs and flourishes on all sides. Lined with an 1806 Massachusetts newspaper. Nail construction.

Details

Descriptive Terms

boxes (containers)
grisaille
painting (coating)
pine (wood)
pine (wood)
figure- and animal-derived motifs
Aves (class)
Pine
Painted
Grisaille
Bird
BOX

Associated Building

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

Maker

Unknown

Object Type

Container

Dimensions

5.875 x 11.875 x 7.125 (HxWxD) (inches)

Credit Line

Gift of Bertram K. and Nina Fletcher Little

Accession Number

1992.643

Places

Massachusetts (United States)