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Box with pincushion lid

2001.120AB (RS189185)

Description

Oval pasteboard box (A) with lid (B). Box and rim of lid are covered in a French block printed wallpaper from 1810-1815. Wallpaper has repeating quatrefoils interspersed with large stylized flowers. Printed in gold, green, ink and red on ungrounded paper. Lid is a domed fabric pincushion. Pasted inside the lid is an engraved label from the Merrimack Manufacturing Company showing scenes of textile weaving and printing.

Details

Maker
unknown
Date
ca. 1860
Material
paper (fiber product)
Object type
Container
Descriptive terms
Box
boxes (containers)
paper (fiber product)
pincushions
Dimensions
3 3/8 x 7 x 3 5/8 (HxWxD) (inches)
Accession Number
2001.120AB
Credit Line
Gift of Christopher Ohrstrom
GUSN
287498

Wallpaper Details

Medium
Paper
Print Technique
Block Printed
Decor Motif
quatrefoils
flowers
State
Original
Paper Type
Handmade

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