Thread display case/egg collection

Collection Type

  • Furniture

Date

1880 -1900

GUSN

GUSN-8330

Description

Projecting stepped top with molded edge on nine-drawer case. Top seven drawers, rounded glass fronts and single metal pull; two lower drawers, wood fronts and double cast composition pulls. Molded base, raised panels at sides. Contains nearly 500 eggs of Long Island birds gathered in second half of 19th C. Many eggs inscribed with date of finding and identification of type.

Details

Descriptive Terms

showcases
glass (material)
oak (wood)
Oak
Glass
Eggshell
Case, Display

Inscription

Stenciled on lower drawer front: Eureka Spool Silk

Associated Building

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

Maker

Unknown

Object Type

Merchandising T&E

Dimensions

23 x 22 1/2 x 17 1/4 (HxWxD) (inches)

Credit Line

Gift of Bertram K. and Nina Fletcher Little

Accession Number

1992.671

Places

New York state (United States)