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Writing pad

1940.271 (RS193159)

Description

Japanned writing pad. Front cover is inlaid with mother of pearl in a floral design framed by a painted gold frame embellished with palmettes, spearheads, and beading. Pearlized button in each corner. Back cover is black with a single gold painted floral bouquet in center. Pearlized button in each corner. Interior is lined with floral embossed white paper. Multiple sheets of blank paper and a calling card for "Miss Jackson Vinal Avenue" tucked inside.

Details

Maker
unknown
Date
1860-1875
Material
japanning
mother of pearl
paper (fiber product)
Object type
Written Communication T&E
Descriptive terms
japanning
mother of pearl
Pad, Writing
paper (fiber product)
portfolios (containers)
writing boards (tablets)
Dimensions
12 x 9 1/8 (HxW) (inches)
Accession Number
1940.271
GUSN
40513

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