Shaker Box Pattern

Collection Type

  • Tools and equipment

Date

1800-1899

GUSN

GUSN-8679

Description

Template for Shaker sewing box, of thickly pieced together wood attached with nails, the center portion adjustable for length to range from 9 7/8" to 10 1/4", of characteristic oval shape.

Details

Descriptive Terms

templates (shaping tools)
wood (plant material)
Wood
Shaker
Template

Inscription

1) NFL tag attached to underside: ""Shaker sewing/box template/(see patterns for tops/& bottoms in Shaker/work boxes)."" 2) in pencil on template: ""Shaker"" [NFL] and ""18 / 18"" on both pieces.

Associated Building

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

Related Items

Title Shaker Box Pattern Accession Number 1992.756
Title Shaker Box Pattern Accession Number 1992.757
Title Shaker Box Pattern Accession Number 1992.758

Maker

Unknown

Object Type

Woodworking T&E

Dimensions

6 3/4 x 9 7/8 x 1 3/4 (HxWxD) (inches)

Credit Line

Gift of Bertram K. and Nina Fletcher Little

Accession Number

1992.755