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Artist’s Box

Place Made:
United States of America
Date Made:
1835-1845
Medium:
mahogany
Dimensions:
HOA 4; LOA 12 1/4; WOA 12 1/2
Accession Number:
3812.1
Description:
Wooden artist box in which the top lifts up and back supports create an easel or drawing board of eleven different positions. This top was once covered in black velvet, however, only remnants remain. A piece of wood, 7″ long, is screwed onto lid horizontally on which artist placed his work when lid was upright. Two iron clamps are nailed onto lid 8 1/4″ apart to hold work. The box has a drawer with keyhole. The drawer is divided into 2 large and 1 small compartment for supplies; dovetailed; poplar bottom.

The contents (acc. 3812.2-22) were found in the drawer of the artist’s box.

History:
Found in the attic of the house in which Elias Vogler once lived, this artist’s box contains paintbrushes, a palette, sketches, and unfinished miniatures.

RELATED NAME: Vogler, Elias (owner)

Credit Line:
Gift of Anna Chatham