5-7/8 in x 9-1/2 in x 6-1/8 in
White pine, paint
Historic Odessa Foundation, gift of H. Rodney Sharp
“S. S.” is painted on the front in script.
Ex coll. H. Rodney Sharp
This simply constructed box—nailed together rather than dovetailed—is decorated in the manner of New England federal-style furniture: each side has an outer band with inset quarter rounds in the corners. A yellow line inside those borders suggests light-wood stringing. The lid handle is a drawer brass, as was customarily used. The diamond-shaped escutcheon, however, is cut from sheet brass, as are the hinges that attach the lid. Those hinges are merely nailed in place, rather than secured by screws.