Trunk

Collection Type

  • Wallpaper

Date

1815-1820

GUSN

GUSN-287859

Description

Grain painted wooden trunk with hinged and locking lid. Box is made with dovetail joints. The exterior is grain painted in dark red and black. There are handles on both ends with heart-shaped plates and a square lock plate on the front. The upper latch of the lock has become detached and is stored within the box. The lid has a large crack in the wood. The box interior is lined with a Scenery Figure wallpaper block-printed in red and pink on laid paper. The wallpaper pattern depicts a seated woman receiving fruit from a boy in one vignette and a castle in another. The pattern was reproduced in the mid-twentieth century by Birge as "French Colonial." (see 1987.119a).

Details

Descriptive Terms

trunks (containers)
wallpapers
paper (fiber product)
wood (plant material)
metal
block printing (relief printing process)
laid paper
dovetail joints
Trunk

Pattern

French Colonial

Associated Person

Waterhouse, Dorothy S.

Maker

Unknown

Dimensions

10 x 29 3/4 x 13 1/4 (HxWxD) (inches)

Credit Line

Gift of Bernard Scott

Accession Number

2001.281.235.2

Date

1815-1820 (Based on date of wallpaper.)

Related Items

Title Wallpaper Accession Number 2001.281.235.1
Title Wallpaper Accession Number 1987.119a

Wallpaper Details

Print Technique

Block Printed

Form

trunk lining

Ground Color

Ungrounded

State

Original

Type

Machine Made

Use

Sidewall/Fill

Use

Landscape Figure

Paper Finish

Laid

Medium

Paper

Decor Motif

Pastoral
woman
boy
fruit
chevron
stripe

Period/Style

Scenery Figure