AbstractsLaw & Legal Studies

Knife Boxes and Their American Cabinetmakers

by Alexandra Parker

Institution: George Mason University
Year: 2015
Keywords: knife box; cabinetmaker; American; construction / design
Record ID: 2058764
Full text PDF: http://hdl.handle.net/1920/9147


This thesis describes the history, use, and making of knife boxes in the United States. It brings to light the contribution of American cabinetmakers to the creation of these objects. English versus American made knife boxes, their construction and design inspiration; the current debates surrounding knife boxes in scholarly works, and individual examples of American knife boxes are all discussed in this thesis. It encourages the study of this neglected area of study and promotes research into other areas of neglected decorative arts scholarship.