Bible box

Published/Created:
Hadley, Hampshire county, Massachusetts, United States, or vicinity
ca. 1680–1700
Physical Description:
8 1/2 x 26 x 15 in.
Materials:
Oak; pine; paint
Notes:
Sack catalogue description: Pilgrim oak and pine Bible box, the motifs are tulips, leaves and diamonds in stippled background with the familiar wiggly scribed scrolls, the box retains its original reddish-brown paint; the original pine top bears the initials "H. S." We consider this one of the finest Bible boxes we have ever owned; the important carving of the front definitely falls into the Hadley group but is a variant of the conventional.
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Bibliography: Book: American Antiques from Israel Sack Collection, 10 vols. (Washington, D.C.: Highland House Publishers, 1957–1990), vol. 6, p. 1631, pl. P4742.
Variant Titles:
Pilgrim oak and pine Bible box
Topics:
Decoration and ornament -- Mannerist style
Furniture -- United States
Period/Style:
Mannerist
Culture:
American
Accession Number:
4742
Genre:
Bible boxes (AAT)
Format:
Image
Physical Object
Content Type:
Furnishings & Decorative Arts
Prints & Photographs
Rights:
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Access Restrictions:
Public
Source Title:
Israel Sack, Inc., Archive
Source Created:
New York, New York, United States
1957–1990
Source Note:
Sack, May 1979
This information is taken from the Israel Sack Furniture Archive and may not reflect current scholarship.
Folder:
Folder 9689 box 2 tiff_complete
Yale Collection:
Yale University Art Gallery
Digital Collection:
Israel Sack Furniture Archive
OID:
10983640
PID:
digcoll:846455