Box

Collection Type

  • Household accessories

Date

1810-1820

GUSN

GUSN-8924

Description

Red-painted wooden box; slightly domed lid scratch-decorated with fans and palmettes; leaf carvings on three sides; front panel has inscribed name; sawtooth carving border overall; delicate copper-wire hinges and latch.

Details

Descriptive Terms

boxes (containers)
incising
painting (coating)
wood (plant material)
Painted
Incised
Wood
Box

Inscription

Carved on front panel: ""SETH WHITMore"".

Associated Building

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

Maker

Unknown

Dimensions

3 1/4 x 5 3/4 (HxW) (inches)

Credit Line

Gift of Bertram K. and Nina Fletcher Little

Accession Number

1991.241