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Writing Box

1971.616 (RS117642)

Description

Wooden box with sloping cover and canted corners; painted black with mother of pearl inlay of far eastern buildings and landscape; interior lined with peach colored paper with many slots for letters, pens, etc.

Details

Maker
unknown
Date
ca. 1860
Location of origin
England
Associated Building
Original to Rundlet-May House (Portsmouth, N.H.).
Material
inlay (process)
mother of pearl
painting (coating)
papier mâché
wood (plant material)
Object type
Written Communication T&E
Descriptive terms
DESK, PORTABLE
desks
Inlaid
inlay (process)
mother of pearl
Mother-of-Pearl
Painted
painting (coating)
Papier Mache
papier mâché
portable desks
wood (plant material)
Dimensions
5.125 x 9 x 5 (HxWxD) (inches)
Accession Number
1971.616
Credit Line
Gift of Ralph May
GUSN
5252

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