Box

Collection Type

  • Wallpaper

Date

1840-1850

GUSN

GUSN-287761

Description

Leather-covered wooden box with hinged and locking lid. Box exterior is decorated with a leather handle and tacks. "John B. Bradford, Gardner" is written faintly on the lid. The interior is lined with a wallpaper with a delicate, all-over sprig pattern block-printed in white on blue ground. The pattern was reproduced by Waterhouse Wallhangings as "Treasure Chest."

Details

Descriptive Terms

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

Inscription

"John B. Bradford / Gardner" (Barely visible. Maybe imprint from label that is now missing.)

Related Items

Title Wallpaper Accession Number 2001.281.257
Title Box lid covered with wallpaper Accession Number 2001.281.1202

Maker

Unknown

Object Type

Container

Dimensions

6 1/2 x 12 x 8 (HxWxD) (inches)

Credit Line

Gift of Bernard Scott

Accession Number

2001.281.553

Wallpaper Details

Print Technique

Block Printed

Form

box lining

Ground Color

Blue

State

Original

Type

Handmade

Medium

Paper

Decor Motif

flowers
sprigs

Period/Style

Sprig