Hadley, Hampshire county, Massachusetts, United States, or vicinity ca. 1680–1700
8 1/2 x 26 x 15 in.
Oak; pine; paint
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. ----- Bibliography: Book: American Antiques from Israel Sack Collection, 10 vols. (Washington, D.C.: Highland House Publishers, 1957–1990), vol. 6, p. 1631, pl. P4742.
Pilgrim oak and pine Bible box
Decoration and ornament -- Mannerist style Furniture -- United States
Bible boxes (AAT)
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New York, New York, United States 1957–1990
Sack, May 1979 This information is taken from the Israel Sack Furniture Archive and may not reflect current scholarship.