Box

Collection Type

  • Wallpaper

Date

1825-1830

GUSN

GUSN-287752

Description

Leather-covered wooden box with hinged and locking lid. Box exterior is decorated with a leather handle and tacks. A crack in the leather across the left side of the lid has been stablized with small tacks. The interior is lined with a large-scale pineapple pattern wall or bandbox paper. The paper is block-printed in pink, red and white and stenciled with a green varnish. The paper is handmade, probably laid, with a pale green ground.

Details

Descriptive Terms

boxes (containers)
wallpapers
paper (fiber product)
wood (plant material)
leather
metal
block printing (relief printing process)
varnish
Box

Associated Person

Waterhouse, Dorothy S.

Maker

Unknown

Dimensions

6 x 12 3/4 x 7 3/4 (HxWxD) (inches)

Credit Line

Gift of Bernard Scott

Accession Number

2001.281.552

Wallpaper Details

Print Technique

Block Printed

Design Technique

Varnished

Form

box lining

Ground Color

Lt. Green

State

Original

Type

Handmade

Paper Finish

Laid

Medium

Paper

Decor Motif

pineapples

Period/Style

Floral