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Hat Box

1992.678 (RS21538)

Description

Oval pasteboard hat box covered with block printed classical wallpaper. It shows a Roman figure in a chariot pulled by a team of two griffins along a tree lined road, littered by overturned amphoras. In shades of pink, brown and green on a yellow ground. The lid has a related classical pattern of swags and flower festoons strung between balusters.

Details

Maker
unknown
Date
1830-1850
Associated Building
Original to Cogswell's Grant (Essex, Mass.).
Material
pasteboard (paper)
wallpapers
Object type
Personal Gear
Descriptive terms
accessories
Allegorical Figure
allegory (artistic device)
BOX, HAT
Chariot
chariots (carriages)
Classical Revival
Classical Revival (European revival style)
figure- and animal-derived motifs
Griffin
hatboxes
Particle Board
pasteboard (paper)
Wallpaper
wallpapers
Dimensions
11 1/2 x 17 (HxW) (inches)
Accession Number
1992.678
Credit Line
Gift of Bertram K. and Nina Fletcher Little
GUSN
11456

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