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Carved box, Boon Island, York, ca. 1832

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Carved box, Boon Island, York, ca. 1832

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Made by Eliphalet Grover (1778-1855), while lighthouse keeper at Boon Island (1816-1839), York. Other items made by Grover in collections.

Pine box with hinged cover. Mahogany, cherry and maple veneer cut to create human profiles with great detail on each side. Top decorated in each corner with painted eagle with crest on stomach. Brass handle on cover. Interior lined with newspaper. Shield-shaped veneer around keyhole.

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  • Title: Carved box, Boon Island, York, ca. 1832
  • Creator: Grover, Eliphalet
  • Creation Date: circa 1832
  • Subject Date: circa 1832
  • Local Name: Boon Island
  • Town: York
  • County: York
  • State: ME
  • Media: Pine with mahogany, cherry and maple veneer
  • Dimensions (cm): 14 x 20 x 17
  • Local Code: L.1974.11
  • Object Type: Physical Object

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Museums of Old York
P.O. Box 312, York, ME 03909
(207) 363-4974

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