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1991.833 (RS20844)

Description

Small rectangular form which has a domed hinged lid with lock clasp over conforming box with each plate; box surface is covered with geometrically patterned wallpapeer in overlapping diamond and stripe pattern in blue/green/peach/grey and white; the interior of lid has some paper though it is unfaded; the box is lined with newsprint while the lock has an asphaltum surface.

Details

Maker
unknown
Date
1820-1850
Inscriptions
1. on oval white sticker on bottom: 124/ OKE/ 9.50 2. on rectangular black sticker written in white ink on bottom: #38 Early Wall/ Paper Covered/ Box
Associated Building
Original to Cogswell's Grant (Essex, Mass.).
Material
wallpapers
Object type
Household Accessory
Descriptive terms
BOX, TRINKET
boxes (containers)
Geometric
geometric patterns
Wallpaper
wallpapers
Dimensions
5.375 x 8.875 x 5.75 (HxWxD) (inches)
Accession Number
1991.833
Credit Line
Gift of Bertram K. and Nina Fletcher Little
GUSN
2615

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