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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).
paper (fiber product)
wood (plant material)
block printing (relief printing process)
Waterhouse, Dorothy S.
10 x 29 3/4 x 13 1/4 (HxWxD) (inches)
Gift of Bernard Scott
1815-1820 (Based on date of wallpaper.)
Title Wallpaper Accession Number 2001.281.235.1
Title Wallpaper Accession Number 1987.119a