Box

Object Number: 
1953.133
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 )
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"
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.
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.
Credit Line: 
Gift of Mr. Charles Lennox Wright II
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group