Box with sliding top

late 17th century


Object Place: Northern Europe

Dimensions

10.16 x 24.13 x 11.43 cm (4 x 9 1/2 x 4 1/2 in.)

Accession Number

53.2082a-b

Medium or Technique

Wood

Not On View

Collections

Americas

Classifications

Case furniture and boxes

A small rectangular box with a sliding top rounded at one end, housed in grooves in the sides. and that slightly overhangs one end. The box frame is pegged together. The four sides and top are carved with a central pinwheel design and with triangular elements in the corners. Each side is carved with the initials “RT.”

Inscription

Each side is carved with the initials: "RT"
A modern label associated with the box reads: "Made by Ralph Thacher . . ."

Provenance

Gift of Dr. J. Dellinger Barney, 1953 (Accession Date September 10, 1953)

Credit Line

Gift of Dr. J. Dellinger Barney