Box

Collection Type

  • Wallpaper

Date

1850-1860

GUSN

GUSN-287712

Description

Painted rectangular box and lid. Lid attached with inset metal hinges and lock. Exterior of the box is painted red with black around the edges. The paint is flaking. Lettering painted on the center of the lid in gold and black is almost entirely lost. Box interior is lined with decorative paper roller-printed with a diaper pattern. The diamonds of the pattern frame alternating images of a rifleman shooting from horseback and the neck and head of a greyhound dog. Printed in blue on a white ground.

Details

Descriptive Terms

boxes (containers)
wallpapers
paper (fiber product)
wood (plant material)
metal
paint (coating)
diaper patterns
Box

Maker

Unknown

Object Type

Container

Dimensions

5 1/2 x 12 3/4 x 8 1/4 (HxWxD) (inches)

Credit Line

Gift of Bernard Scott

Accession Number

2001.281.548

Wallpaper Details

Print Technique

Engraved

Form

box lining

Ground Color

White

State

Original

Type

Machine Made

Medium

Paper

Decor Motif

Dog
Riflemen
horse
rosette
diaper

Period/Style

Diaper Pattern