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Spice box

Object Number: 
1937.223
Date: 
1775-1820
Medium: 
Iron, tin, paint
Dimensions: 
Overall: 7 x 12 3/8 x 9 1/2 in. ( 17.8 x 31.4 x 24.1 cm )
Marks: 
stencilled: in blue pencil on inside of lid: "SPICE/BOX" written: in black ink on paper labels: "Nutmegs."; "Mace."; "Mustard."; "Cloves."; Allspice."; "Cinnamon."
Description: 
Rectangular tinned sheet iron box with beveled edges, plain molding, flat, hinged lid, oval mount with bail handle, and latch, all painted green; inside divided into eight compartments, each covered with hinged flap, with paper label with handwritten inscription "Nutmegs." "Mace." etc.; stencilled inscription on inside of lid.
Gallery Label: 
According to accession records, this spice box descended from David Grimm.
Credit Line: 
Gift of Mrs. Constance Schermerhorn Skillin (Mrs. J. Harper Skillin)
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group