Portfolio

Collection Type

  • Art

Date

1850-1899

GUSN

GUSN-12248

Description

Brown tooled leather portfolio that has a silver-colored square lock plate at the front, center. On the right side, a flap folds over to close the portfolio. The flap has a scalloped edge and at the center it is silver plated, completing the escutcheon. Elaborately tooled design has scrolled corners with leafy diapers; with an overall floral motif in the center. The same design is repeated on the back. Inside, there are accordian flaps on the sides with figured yellow paper lining. The center has white note paper held to the portfolio with string. It has a figured yellow paper cover.

Details

Descriptive Terms

portfolios (containers)
diaper patterns
diaper (textile material)
leather
lining (process)
paper (fiber product)
silver (metal)
plate (material)
string (fiber product)
tooling
diaper patterns
diaper (textile material)
floral patterns
scalloping
Leather
Unidentified Paper
Silver
String
Tooled
Lined
Floral
Scalloped
Diaper
PORTFOLIO

Associated Building

Original to Rundlet-May House (Portsmouth, N.H.),

Maker

Unknown

Dimensions

0.75 x 9.5 x 10.875 (HxWxD) (inches)

Credit Line

Gift of Ralph May

Accession Number

1971.1534