Paneled and Carved Walnut Puzzle Box
- Sold for:
- American Furniture & Decorative Arts - 2509
- Date / Time :
- August 15, 2010 10:00AM
Paneled and Carved Walnut Puzzle Box, Boston, 19th century, the box top with applied diamond-shaped reserve ornamented with cruciforms and arrows, the sides with applied raised chamfered panels and rippled molding, the blue-painted pine interior with three lift-out compartments, the lid of one is inscribed "Miss Emma C. Jenness./Old Hancock House/South Side of Faneuil Hall Boston Mass. No.1 Corn Court./In care of John Jenness," (losses to applied decoration), ht. 13 1/2, wd. 19 3/4, dp. 12 in.
Literature: The 1870 Illuminated and Illustrated Business Directory of Boston lists "Hancock [House] J. Jenness 1 Corn ct." on p. 76.