Box

Collection Type

  • Wallpaper

Date

1790-1791

GUSN

GUSN-178931

Description

Wooden box with hinged lid covered in paper. Geometric patterned borders with repeating triangles in a horizontal line and embellished with pindots, chevrons, flowers, and floral vines. Blockprinted in red, black and white on a green ground.

Details

Descriptive Terms

boxes (containers)
wallpapers
Box

Additional Identification Number

1595

Maker

Unknown

Location of Origin

United States

Dimensions

4 3/8 x 11 1/8 x 5 1/4 (HxWxD) (inches)

Accession Number

1971.370

Reference Notes

Lynn, "Wallpaper in America," pg. 124, fig. 7-6.

Date

1790-1791 (newspaper lining dated 1791)

Places

United States

Wallpaper Details

Print Technique

Block Printed

Form

Bandbox

Ground Color

Green

State

Original

Type

Handmade

Medium

Paper

Decor Motif

triangles
chevrons
flowers
beads
pindots