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Box

1670–1700, with later alterations


Object Place: Madison-Clinton-Durham area, Connecticut, Hammonassett River Valley

Catalogue Raisonné

Randall 4

Dimensions

22.86 x 74.61 x 48.26 cm (9 x 29 3/8 x 19 in.)

Accession Number

32.275

Medium or Technique

Oak, pine

Not On View

Collections

Americas

Classifications

Case furniture and boxes

This large box is joined with dovetailed corners and has an applied molding around three sides of the base. The front and two sides are carved with a double S-scroll palmette, of bold scale, against a punch-roughened ground. The ground of one side panel retains much of its black wash color. The lid is staple-hinged.

Only the four oak sides of the box are original; the surface has been thoroughly cleaned and varnished; and the base molding appears to have been copied from a Wethersfield-type case piece. The replacement bottom is pine and the replacement top, made of two pieces, is oak.

Provenance

Early history unknown; bequest of Charles Hitchcock Tyler (Accession Date September 1, 1932)

Credit Line

Bequest of Charles Hitchcock Tyler