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Flat-Top Decorated Box

Flat-Top Decorated Box

Adams Box - May 2018  Adams Box Detail - May 2018

Provenance: Helen and Steven Kellogg Collection


Dimensions: Ht. 8”, W. 20 ½’, D. 10”
Date / Circa: Dated "1857"
Maker / Origin: Vermont
Medium: Retaining the original red, black, and yellow graining on a blue ground; original hardware and fabric lining
Miscellaneous: Inscribed into the paint on the reverse “Birthday Present, from A.A. Adams, to Rosy Ann Adams, March 1st, 1857. Six years old. Remember the giver.” It is likely that the recipient of this box was Rose Adams Northup (1851-1923) who was born in Vermont. She married William Brown Alverson, Jr. (1851-1931) in 1875 and lived in Providence, Rhode Island.

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