Japanned Box

Date

1870-1890

GUSN

GUSN-12289

Description

Wooden box, the sides are painted black and it has gold freely painted oriental scenes on the top and sides. The molded lid opens via two metal hinges. Inside the box is also black with a gold X-pattern on the edges of the lid and box.

Details

Descriptive Terms

boxes (containers)
painting (coating)
pine (wood)
wood (plant material)
Orientalism
pine (wood)
Pine
Painted
Orientalism
BOX

Inscription

Inside the box it reads: TO MY MOTHER .

Associated Building

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

Maker

Unknown

Dimensions

3.25 x 10 x 7.75 (HxWxD) (inches)

Credit Line

Gift of Ralph May

Accession Number

1971.1572