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Box And Cover, 19th century

This is a box and cover. It is dated 19th century and we acquired it in 1951. Its medium is bent and burned wood. It is a part of the Product Design and Decorative Arts department.

Pantry boxes were a popular household tool to store foodstuffs in the kitchen such as dried beans. The boxes were made by hand in the early nineteenth century before they were mass produced in woodenware factories from the 1870s. Delicate branded intaglio decoration lends this example a lively pattern.

This object was donated by Estate of David Wolfe Bishop. It is credited Gift of the Estate of David Wolfe Bishop.

  • Box (USA), ca. 1934
  • various woods, metal.
  • Gift in memory of Engelbert Rehle from his wife, Anna Rehle, and daughter,....
  • 1996-66-1
  • Box
  • wood.
  • Gift of the C. Helme and Alice B. Strater Collection.
  • 1976-1-91

Its dimensions are

H x W x D: 33 x 54 x 39 cm (13 x 21 1/4 x 15 3/8 in.)

Cite this object as

Box And Cover, 19th century; bent and burned wood; H x W x D: 33 x 54 x 39 cm (13 x 21 1/4 x 15 3/8 in.); Gift of the Estate of David Wolfe Bishop; 1951-84-65-a,b

This object was previously on display as a part of the exhibition Ellen DeGeneres Selects.

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