Game Box

Collection Type

  • Toys and games

Date

dated 1856

GUSN

GUSN-12479

Description

Wooden box with a removable sliding cover; both are covered with paper. On the cover is a view of two women standing to one side of a mausoleum. The lip of the cover and box are covered with a mosaic of predominately turquoise paper.

Details

Descriptive Terms

games
boxes (containers)
paper (fiber product)
wood (plant material)
mausoleums
figure- and animal-derived motifs
women (female humans)
Unidentified Paper
Women
Mausoleum
GAME

Inscription

Printed on the box is: Jeues Mosaicspiel/ Nouveau jeu de mosaiques. Improved game in mosiac. Written on the inside bottom of the box is: James R. May/Dec. 25th 1856. Written on the inside cover is: J R May/J R May '61/Cambridge/ Mass./James R May.

Associated Building

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

Maker

Unknown

Location of Origin

France

Dimensions

0.625 x 3.625 (HxW) (inches)

Credit Line

Gift of Ralph May

Accession Number

1971.1625AB