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2001.281.548 (RS190921)

Description

Painted rectangular box and lid. Lid attached with inset metal hinges and lock. Exterior of the box is painted red with black around the edges. The paint is flaking. Lettering painted on the center of the lid in gold and black is almost entirely lost. Box interior is lined with decorative paper roller-printed with a diaper pattern. The diamonds of the pattern frame alternating images of a rifleman shooting from horseback and the neck and head of a greyhound dog. Printed in blue on a white ground.

Details

Maker
unknown
Date
1850-1860
Material
metal
paint (coating)
paper (fiber product)
wood (plant material)
Object type
Container
Descriptive terms
Box
boxes (containers)
diaper patterns
metal
paint (coating)
paper (fiber product)
wallpapers
wood (plant material)
People and organizations
Waterhouse, Dorothy S.
Dimensions
5 1/2 x 12 3/4 x 8 1/4 (HxWxD) (inches)
Accession Number
2001.281.548
Credit Line
Gift of Bernard Scott
GUSN
287712

Wallpaper Details

Medium
Paper
Print Technique
Engraved
Decor Motif
Dog
Riflemen
horse
rosette
diaper
Period/Style
Diaper Pattern
Form
box lining
State
Original
Paper Type
Machine Made

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