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2001.281.553 (RS190872)

Description

Leather-covered wooden box with hinged and locking lid. Box exterior is decorated with a leather handle and tacks. "John B. Bradford, Gardner" is written faintly on the lid. The interior is lined with a wallpaper with a delicate, all-over sprig pattern block-printed in white on blue ground. The pattern was reproduced by Waterhouse Wallhangings as "Treasure Chest."

Details

Maker
unknown
Date
1840-1850
Inscriptions
"John B. Bradford / Gardner" (Barely visible. Maybe imprint from label that is now missing.)
Material
block printing (relief printing process)
leather
metal
paper (fiber product)
wood (plant material)
Object type
Container
Descriptive terms
block printing (relief printing process)
Box
boxes (containers)
leather
metal
paper (fiber product)
wood (plant material)
People and organizations
Waterhouse, Dorothy S.
Dimensions
6 1/2 x 12 x 8 (HxWxD) (inches)
Accession Number
2001.281.553
Credit Line
Gift of Bernard Scott
GUSN
287761
Related Items
Title Wallpaper Accession number 2001.281.257
Title Box lid covered with wallpaper Accession number 2001.281.1202

Wallpaper Details

Medium
Paper
Print Technique
Block Printed
Decor Motif
flowers
sprigs
Period/Style
Sprig
Form
box lining
State
Original
Paper Type
Handmade

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