Box

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