3.5" x 4.5" x 3.5” tall
Height: 5” (with stand) Length: 5”
Damage to hinge. Lid does not close entirely. Loss to underside enamel.
Samuel was the son of Thomas Taylor and started his apprenticeship with John Newton in 1737. His first marks was entered in 1744...
Provenance: Eveleth/ Summerford Estate, Washington, D.C.
Height to top of neck: 15.25"
These were used to protect the feet of furniture where the floor was damp.
Provenance: Kay Fries, Alexandria, VA
These memento boxes were popular at the end of the eighteenth century and frequently given as tokens of friendship and love. Usually oval in shape, but also circular and rectangular, the decoration reflected the popular styles of the day. For example, by the 1790s Neoclassical style swags, doves, hearts, and borders were the most commonly used decoration of the day. This one reads "The Absent Not Forgotten."