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1971.1618 (RS118304)

Description

Veneer box has a string of mother-of-pearl inlay around the front side and top. Corners of inlay are circular discs. Center of hinged lid has a rectangular inlay with indented corners. The front has a corresponding inlay, the center inlay has a keyhole. Inside of the box, it is covered in bright aqua-blue paper. The sides of the bottom have shelf rests without a shelf. The inner side of the lid is an accordian like flap, held closed by a pointed escutcheon. The bottom of the box is covered in green burlap.

Details

Maker
unknown
Date
1868-1899
Associated Building
Original to Rundlet-May House (Portsmouth, N.H.).
Material
burlap
fruitwood
inlay (process)
mother of pearl
paper (fiber product)
veneering
Object type
Documentary Artifact
Descriptive terms
BOX, DOCUMENT
burlap
Burlap
document containers
Fruitwood
Inlaid
inlay (process)
mother of pearl
Mother-of-Pearl
paper (fiber product)
Possibly fruitwood
Unidentified Paper
Veneered
veneering
Dimensions
5 x 12 x 9.125 (HxWxD) (inches)
Accession Number
1971.1618
Credit Line
Gift of Ralph May
GUSN
12469

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