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Box lid covered with wallpaper

2001.281.1202 (RS198220)

Description

Leather-hinged, wooden box lid covered with wallpaper. The lid has fragments of a leather hinge held on with metal tacks along on side and a small leather flap, or handle, held with two tacks on the top to aid in lifting the lid from the box. The wallpaper covering the lid is block-printed in blue with a delicate sprig pattern on ungrounded paper. The same sprig pattern, printed in white on blue paper, is found in a small chest in the Historic New England collection, see 2001.281.553. The pattern was reproduced by Waterhouse Wallhangings with the name "Treasure Chest," see 2001.281.773.1-.4.

Details

Maker
unknown
Date
1790-1810
Date of wallpaper
Location of origin
United States
Material
leather
metal
paper (fiber product)
wood (plant material)
Object type
Container
Places
United States
Descriptive terms
Box
boxes (containers)
floral patterns
leather
metal
paper (fiber product)
wallpapers
wood (plant material)
People and organizations
Waterhouse, Dorothy S.
Dimensions
9 1/8 x 5 7/8 x 1/2 (HxWxD) (inches)
Accession Number
2001.281.1202
Credit Line
Gift of Bernard Scott
GUSN
293937
Related Items
Title Wallpaper Accession number 2001.281.257 Relationship Fragment of the same wallpaper pattern printed in white on blue paper.
Title Box Accession number 2001.281.553 Relationship Leather covered box lined with wallpaper of the same pattern printed in white on blue paper.
Title Reproduction Wallpaper Accession number 2001.281.773.1-.4 Relationship "Treasure chest" pattern.
Title Wallpaper Sample Book Accession number 2001.281.707 Relationship Wallpaper Sample book that inclueds "Treasure Chest" reproduction wallpaper.
Title Wallpaper Sample Book Accession number 2001.281.708 Relationship Wallpaper Sample book that inclueds "Treasure Chest" reproduction wallpaper.
Title Wallpaper Sample Book Accession number 2001.281.709 Relationship Wallpaper Sample book that inclueds "Treasure Chest" reproduction wallpaper.

Wallpaper Details

Medium
Paper
Print Technique
Block Printed
Decor Motif
Stylized flowers
grasses
Period/Style
Sprig
Form
Covering small box lid
State
Original
Paper Type
Handmade

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