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Paneled and Carved Walnut Puzzle Box

Auction:
2509
Lot:
1127
Sold for:
$237$200

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Auction:
American Furniture & Decorative Arts - 2509
Location:
Marlborough
Date / Time :
August 15, 2010 10:00AM

Description:

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.
Estimate $400-600

Keywords

John Jenness, Faneuil Hall, Emma C. Jenness, No.1 Corn Court, American architecture, Freedom Trail, Massachusetts

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