Commercial Box and Lid, formerly containing Safforn, Carthamus tinctorius, sold by the Shakers

Canterbury Shakers, New Hampshire, American, 1792 - 1992
Shaker Community


late 19th century

Wood, paint, and iron

Overall: 7 15/16 × 15 5/16 in. (20.2 × 38.9 cm)

Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth: Gift of Frank C. and Clara G. Churchill



Place Made: United States, North America


19th century

Object Name

Clothing: Accessory

Research Area

American History

Not on view


Attached paper label: "Saffron, Carthamus tinctorius, Shaker Village, N.H."

Exhibition History

An Ever-Widening Circle of Friends, The Enfield Shaker Museum, Enfield, New Hampshire, May 30-October 31, 2006.


From "Old Shaker Colony" Enfield Shakers, New Hampshire; collected by Frank C. (1850-1912) and Clara G. Churchill (1851-1945), Lebanon, New Hampshire; given to present collection, 1946.

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