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Book-shaped Spruce-gum Box

Item Information

Title:
Book-shaped Spruce-gum Box
Description:
In the form of a book with a sliding cover a the edge, the spine is incised with horizontal bands painted salmon and gray, the covers are incised with a geometric design centering a diamond and painted black, cream and salmon. The "pages" and sliding door are painted in cream.
Date:
1800–1900
Format:
Objects/Artifacts
Genre:
carving (processes)
painting (coating)
pine (wood)
boxes (containers)
Location:
Historic New England
Collection (local):
Digitized Museum Collections
Subjects:
lozenges
geometric patterns
pine (wood)
Pine
Carved
Painted
Geometric
Diamond
Places:
Connecticut
MassachusettsEssex (county)Essex
Cogswell's Grant (Essex, Mass.)
Extent:
4 3/8 in. x 3 in. x 1 1/2 in. (H x W x D)
Link to Item:
Terms of Use:
Rights status not evaluated.
Contact host institution for more information.
Notes:
Gift of Bertram K. and Nina Fletcher Little
Accession #:
1991.1488
Identifier:
3006