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AN IMPORTANT PILGRIM CENTURY CARVED OAK DOCUMENT BOX, PROBABLY MARSHFIELD, MASSACHUSETTS, CIRCA 1680
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AN IMPORTANT PILGRIM CENTURY CARVED OAK DOCUMENT BOX, PROBABLY MARSHFIELD, MASSACHUSETTS, CIRCA 1680
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The Collection of Anne H. & Frederick Vogel III

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AN IMPORTANT PILGRIM CENTURY CARVED OAK DOCUMENT BOX, PROBABLY MARSHFIELD, MASSACHUSETTS, CIRCA 1680
front panel carved with the initials ML; retains an early dry surface.
Height 10 in. by Width 24 in. by Depth 15 in.; 25.4 by 61 by 38.1 cm.
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來源

Robert Graboski, Foxboro, Massachusetts, April 1987;
Vogel Collection no. 477.

相關資料

This expertly crafted box is one of only three known examples.  The first is a nearly identical box in the collection of the Chipstone Foundation (acc. no. 1992.005) and another in the collection of the Stanley-Whitman House in Farmington, Connecticut.  The currently offered lot and the Chipstone Foundation’s example both have slanted lids and as such were referred to as “desks” or “desk boxes” in contemporaneous inventories.  Exceedingly few examples survive today with slant lids.  The Chipstone box is inlaid with small pewter initials “MM” while the Stanley-Whitman House is carved with the initials “MH” which are of similar size to the carved “ML” initials on the currently offered example.  Both the Stanley-Whitman House’s box and the current lot are constructed by having the box’s front nailed to the sides while the sides of the Chipstone Foundation’s example are secured with dovetails.  The ML box has punch work on its front and the edges of the top.  For additional information on the MM box, see Robert F. Trent, “What can a Chair and a Box Do for You?” Maine Antique Digest, April 1987, pp. C10-C13.

The Collection of Anne H. & Frederick Vogel III

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