Document Box

Date

1868-1899

GUSN

GUSN-12469

Description

Veneer box has a string of mother-of-pearl inlay around the front side and top. Corners of inlay are circular discs. Center of hinged lid has a rectangular inlay with indented corners. The front has a corresponding inlay, the center inlay has a keyhole. Inside of the box, it is covered in bright aqua-blue paper. The sides of the bottom have shelf rests without a shelf. The inner side of the lid is an accordian like flap, held closed by a pointed escutcheon. The bottom of the box is covered in green burlap.

Details

Descriptive Terms

document containers
burlap
fruitwood
inlay (process)
mother of pearl
paper (fiber product)
veneering
Mother-of-Pearl
Fruitwood
Burlap
Unidentified Paper
Veneered
Inlaid
BOX, DOCUMENT

Associated Building

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

Maker

Unknown

Object Type

Documentary Artifact

Dimensions

5 x 12 x 9.125 (HxWxD) (inches)

Credit Line

Gift of Ralph May

Accession Number

1971.1618