Box with pincushion lid

Collection Type

  • Wallpaper

Date

ca. 1860

GUSN

GUSN-287498

Description

Oval pasteboard box (A) with lid (B). Box and rim of lid are covered in a French block printed wallpaper from 1810-1815. Wallpaper has repeating quatrefoils interspersed with large stylized flowers. Printed in gold, green, ink and red on ungrounded paper. Lid is a domed fabric pincushion. Pasted inside the lid is an engraved label from the Merrimack Manufacturing Company showing scenes of textile weaving and printing.

Details

Descriptive Terms

boxes (containers)
pincushions
paper (fiber product)
Box

Maker

Unknown

Object Type

Container

Dimensions

3 3/8 x 7 x 3 5/8 (HxWxD) (inches)

Credit Line

Gift of Christopher Ohrstrom

Accession Number

2001.120AB

Wallpaper Details

Print Technique

Block Printed

Ground Color

Ungrounded

State

Original

Type

Handmade

Medium

Paper

Decor Motif

quatrefoils
flowers