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2001.281.235.2 (RS190912)

Description

Grain painted wooden trunk with hinged and locking lid. Box is made with dovetail joints. The exterior is grain painted in dark red and black. There are handles on both ends with heart-shaped plates and a square lock plate on the front. The upper latch of the lock has become detached and is stored within the box. The lid has a large crack in the wood. The box interior is lined with a Scenery Figure wallpaper block-printed in red and pink on laid paper. The wallpaper pattern depicts a seated woman receiving fruit from a boy in one vignette and a castle in another. The pattern was reproduced in the mid-twentieth century by Birge as "French Colonial." (see 1987.119a).

Details

Maker
unknown
Date
1815-1820
Based on date of wallpaper.
Material
block printing (relief printing process)
laid paper
metal
paper (fiber product)
wood (plant material)
Object type
Personal Gear
Descriptive terms
block printing (relief printing process)
dovetail joints
laid paper
metal
paper (fiber product)
Trunk
trunks (containers)
wallpapers
wood (plant material)
People and organizations
Waterhouse, Dorothy S.
Dimensions
10 x 29 3/4 x 13 1/4 (HxWxD) (inches)
Accession Number
2001.281.235.2
Credit Line
Gift of Bernard Scott
GUSN
287859
Related Items
Title Wallpaper Accession number 2001.281.235.1 Relationship Fragment of wallpaper lining removed from trunk and affixed to paperboard.
Title Wallpaper Accession number 1987.119a Relationship Reproduction of wallpaper lining.

Wallpaper Details

Medium
Paper
Print Technique
Block Printed
Decor Motif
Pastoral
woman
boy
fruit
chevron
stripe
Period/Style
Scenery Figure
Form
trunk lining
Paper Finish
Laid
Pattern Name
French Colonial
State
Original
Theme
Landscape Figure
Paper Type
Machine Made
Use
Sidewall/Fill

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