Box

Title:
Box
Date: 
1840-1850
Medium: 
Wood, metal, paper, paint
Dimensions: 
Overall: 4 5/8 x 9 1/8 x 6 1/2 in. ( 11.7 x 23.2 x 16.5 cm )
Description: 
Rectangular wooden trinket box with hinged lid, with the word "LOVE" on top, lock, and inlaid with diaper-patterned bands; interior covered with pale green paper and fitted on right with removable divided shelf; alternate lock and seahorse housed within, as well as three business cards with notes.
Credit Line: 
Gift of Mr. Charles Lennox Wright II
Object Number: 
1953.133
Marks: 
written: in script in ink on base: "Made with a pocket knife by/my grandfather/Charles Washington Wright and presented to my grandmother/Louise Lennox Whitney/to keep in." painted: in black ink near base: "483"
Gallery Label: 
According to accession records, this box was made by the donor's grandfather for his future wife, Louise Lennox Whitney, of Poughkeepsie, to keep his love letters.
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group