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1939.26A (RS190338)

Description

Small leather covered box with hinged and locking domed lid. Exterior covered with leather decorated with tooled or burnt stylized flowers and geometric designs. There is a metal handle on the lid and a metal lock on the front. The box has one leather hinge and one metal hinge. The interior is lined with newsprint, marblized book paper, and three wall paper fragments. Glued into the lid is a scrap of paper with elaborate calligraphy. It reads, "Samuel F. Swett May 31, 1773." The outermost paper lining the lid is a floral stripe wallpaper stenciled in pink and block printed in black and white on gray ground dated to 1760-1773.

Details

Maker
unknown
Date
1773
Circa
Material
block printing (relief printing process)
metal
paper (fiber product)
stenciling
wood (plant material)
Object type
Container
Places
England (United Kingdom) [country]
Descriptive terms
block printing (relief printing process)
Box
boxes (containers)
metal
paper (fiber product)
stenciling
wallpapers
wood (plant material)
Dimensions
5 x 12 3/4 x 7 (HxWxD) (inches)
Accession Number
1939.26A
Credit Line
Gift of Florence Viaux
GUSN
40112

Wallpaper Details

Medium
Paper
Print Technique
Block Printed
Decor Motif
Flowers
Sprigs
Stripes
Design Technique
Stenciled
Period/Style
Floral Stripe
Form
Box lining
Paper Finish
Laid
State
Original
Paper Type
Handmade
Use
Sidewall/Fill
Design Technique
Stenciled

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