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Dressing Box

1971.684 (RS117692)

Description

Rectangular scalloped box with sloped section on lid; japanned decoration all over with landscapes, flora, diaper borders; opens to black interior with gilt scrolls; one shelf lifts out; sits on four dragon head feet; brass lock and key.

Details

Maker
unknown
Date
1800-1899
Associated Building
Original to Rundlet-May House (Portsmouth, N.H.).
Material
brass (alloy)
gilding
japanning
papier mâché
wood (plant material)
Object type
Toilet Article
Descriptive terms
Brass
brass (alloy)
Dragon
dressing cases
figure- and animal-derived motifs
Gilded
gilding
Japanned
japanning
KIT, TOILET
Lacquer
Papier Mache
papier mâché
wood (plant material)
Dimensions
4.75 x 10.75 x 4.625 (HxWxD) (inches)
Accession Number
1971.684
Credit Line
Gift of Ralph May
GUSN
5332

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