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Box lid covered with wallpaper

2001.281.1203 (RS198218)

Description

Wooden box lid with interior covered with wallpaper. Lid has two small leather hinges, has been reinforced by two wooden slats screwed to the interior, has remnants of a fabric cover or lining under a line of tacks along one side of interior. There are characters written in black pigment on the exterior of the lid. The wallpaper lining the interior is block-printed with a floral stripe pattern in brown, green and white on gray ground.

Details

Maker
unknown
Date
1840-1850
Date of wallpaper.
Material
leather
metal
paper (fiber product)
textile materials
wood (plant material)
Object type
Container
Descriptive terms
Box
boxes (containers)
floral patterns
leather
metal
paper (fiber product)
stripes
textile materials
wallpapers
wood (plant material)
People and organizations
Waterhouse, Dorothy S.
Dimensions
12 3/4 x 16 1/2 x 1/2 (HxWxD) (inches)
Accession Number
2001.281.1203
Credit Line
Gift of Bernard Scott
GUSN
293957

Wallpaper Details

Medium
Paper
Print Technique
Block Printed
Decor Motif
Flowers
pin dots
stripes
foliate branches
Period/Style
Floral Stripe
Form
Lining interior of box lid
State
Original
Paper Type
Machine Made
Use
Sidewall/Fill

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