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Japanned Box

Description

Wooden box, the sides are painted black and it has gold freely painted oriental scenes on the top and sides. The molded lid opens via two metal hinges. Inside the box is also black with a gold X-pattern on the edges of the lid and box.

Details

Maker
unknown
Date
1870-1890
Inscriptions
Inside the box it reads: TO MY MOTHER .
Associated Building
Original to Rundlet-May House (Portsmouth, N.H.).
Material
painting (coating)
pine (wood)
wood (plant material)
Object type
Container
Descriptive terms
BOX
boxes (containers)
Orientalism
Painted
painting (coating)
Pine
pine (wood)
wood (plant material)
Dimensions
3.25 x 10 x 7.75 (HxWxD) (inches)
Accession Number
1971.1572
Credit Line
Gift of Ralph May
GUSN
12289

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