Dresser Box

Collection Type

  • Clothing and accessories

Date

1868-1899

GUSN

GUSN-12558

Description

Rectangular veneered boxes with mother-of-pearl string inlay on the front side and top. Inlay follows the contour of the box; corners with circular medallions. Central patera circular inlay. Central inlay on front around key hole. Interior lined with bright pink paper. Inside lid has an accordian like flap, covered with bright pink padded cloth. It has a leather strap with a buckle attached to the bottom. The bottom is covered with blue paper.

Details

Descriptive Terms

boxes (containers)
accessories
fruitwood
mother of pearl
veneering
paterae (motifs)
Mother-of-Pearl
Fruitwood
Veneered
Medallion
Patera
BOX

Inscription

Signed: M.E. Morison.

Associated Building

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

Maker

Unknown

Object Type

Personal Gear

Dimensions

4.063 x 10.063 (HxW) (inches)

Credit Line

Gift of Ralph May

Accession Number

1971.1700.2