Rectangular, pegged construction letter box with slightly rounded cover right side - Decorative Woodcarving
  • Date 1867
  • Place of Origin Sogn, Norway
  • Creator Johannes Johanessen Oksdal

Rectangular, pegged construction box with slightly rounded cover. Hand-wrought iron hinges and spiraled grasp on cover. Front, back, and sides decorated with a variety of chip carved designs. Cover has line carved motif with elements of cross and Celtic knot.

Box was brought to the United States in 1867 by the donor’s grandparents Ola Nilsson Vangsnes and Anne Johannesdatter Fidkje from Sogn, Norway. The box was made by Anne’s father Johannes Johanessen Oksdal (1792-1862).

  • Materials Wood, Metal
  • Dimensions height, 6 inches; width, 9 inches, depth, 6.5 inches
  • Identifier / Source 1984.035.001 - Gift of Gertrude Berg
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