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Wallpaper covered trunk

2001.281.555.1 (RS190936)

Description

Wallpaper-covered trunk with curved, hinged and locking lid. Trunk exterior is trimmed with leather strapping and tacks. It has a metal lock plate and side handles. The paper covering the trunk is printed with a pattern of repeating floral bouquets joined by festoons of ribbons and beads. The paper is in poor condition but appears to be block-printed in white on a gray ground. The paper is laid, partial sheets. The interior of the trunk is lined with an undecorated, or plain, paper. The interior paper is also laid, partial sheets. A tracing of the wallpaper pattern was found inside the trunk (See 2001.281.555.2).

Details

Maker
unknown
Date
1790-1800
Date of exterior wallpaper.
Location of origin
Boston, Massachusetts, United States
Associated Building
Associated With Woodward House (Waban, MA).
Material
block printing (relief printing process)
laid paper
metal
wood (plant material)
Object type
Personal Gear
Places
Probably Boston (Suffolk county, Massachusetts)
Waban (Middlesex county, Massachusetts)
Descriptive terms
block printing (relief printing process)
laid paper
metal
Trunk
trunks (containers)
wallpapers
wood (plant material)
People and organizations
Waterhouse, Dorothy S.
Dimensions
9 1/2 x 30 1/4 x 9 1/2 (HxWxD) (inches)
Accession Number
2001.281.555.1
Credit Line
Gift of Bernard Scott
GUSN
287864
Related Items
Title Tracing of a Wallpaper Pattern Accession number 2001.281.555.2

Wallpaper Details

Medium
Paper
Print Technique
Block Printed
Decor Motif
Bouquets
Festoons
Ribbon
Beads
Period/Style
NeoClassical
Floral
Form
Trunk covering
Paper Finish
Laid
State
Original
Paper Type
Handmade

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