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Portfolio (Letter Case)

1949.521 (RS119639)

Description

Book-like with lacquered cover and leather binding. Front and back cover have Mother-of- Pearl ball foot at each corner. Front has polychrome painting of peacock under large sprig. Border: scrolled gilt with floral sprigs. Back cover: black with central gilt scroll motif. Inside front cover is accordian- flap letter holder covered in navy blue paper with overall snowflake motif. Pamphlet of white paper inside. Second flap at back.

Details

Maker
unknown
Date
1830-1900
Location of origin
England
Associated Building
Original to Hamilton House (South Berwick, Me.).
Material
gilding
lacquering
leather
mother of pearl
paper (fiber product)
Object type
Written Communication T&E
Descriptive terms
figure- and animal-derived motifs
foliation (pattern)
Gilded
gilding
Lacquered
lacquering
leather
Leather
mother of pearl
Mother-of-Pearl
paper (fiber product)
Peacock
peafowl
PORTFOLIO
portfolios (containers)
Snowflake
snowflakes
Sprig
Unidentified Paper
Dimensions
8.125 x 0.75 (WxD) (inches)
Accession Number
1949.521
Credit Line
Bequest of Elizabeth R. Vaughan
GUSN
7530

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