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2001.281.552 (RS190888)

Description

Leather-covered wooden box with hinged and locking lid. Box exterior is decorated with a leather handle and tacks. A crack in the leather across the left side of the lid has been stablized with small tacks. The interior is lined with a large-scale pineapple pattern wall or bandbox paper. The paper is block-printed in pink, red and white and stenciled with a green varnish. The paper is handmade, probably laid, with a pale green ground.

Details

Maker
unknown
Date
1825-1830
Material
block printing (relief printing process)
leather
metal
paper (fiber product)
varnish
wood (plant material)
Object type
Container
Descriptive terms
block printing (relief printing process)
Box
boxes (containers)
leather
metal
paper (fiber product)
varnish
wallpapers
wood (plant material)
People and organizations
Waterhouse, Dorothy S.
Dimensions
6 x 12 3/4 x 7 3/4 (HxWxD) (inches)
Accession Number
2001.281.552
Credit Line
Gift of Bernard Scott
GUSN
287752

Wallpaper Details

Medium
Paper
Print Technique
Block Printed
Decor Motif
pineapples
Design Technique
Varnished
Period/Style
Floral
Form
box lining
Paper Finish
Laid
State
Original
Paper Type
Handmade
Design Technique
Varnished

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