Seven-tired bentwood box - Decorative Woodcarving
  • Date ca. 1862
  • Place of Origin Norway
  • Creator Brothers of Mrs. Caroline Heide

Seven-tired bentwood box graduating from a box that is 2.25 inches in height, 8.125 inches wide, and 2.688 inches in depth, to one that is 1 inch high, 2 inches wide, and 1 inch in depth. Each level has a cover that swivels open on a wooden pin that is held by a wooden spring. Each level becomes the base for the level above it. Each base is pegged to the sides of the box above. The sides of box are held together with birchwood lacing. Boxes are painted black with a seven-leaf palmette on the front and back of each tier.

  • Materials Wood
  • Dimensions height, 10.25 inches; width, 8.125 inches; depth, 2.688 inches
  • Identifier / Source 1980.094.001 - Gift of Wardell F. Johnson
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