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Wallpaper-covered trunk with curved, hinged and locking lid. Trunk exterior is trimmed with leather strapping and tacks. It has a metal lock plate and side handles. The paper covering the trunk is printed with a pattern of repeating floral bouquets joined by festoons of ribbons and beads. The paper is in poor condition but appears to be block-printed in white on a gray ground. The paper is laid, partial sheets. The interior of the trunk is lined with an undecorated, or plain, paper. The interior paper is also laid, partial sheets. A tracing of the wallpaper pattern was found inside the trunk (See 2001.281.555.2).
wood (plant material)
block printing (relief printing process)
Waterhouse, Dorothy S.
Associated With Woodward House (Waban, MA),
Boston, Massachusetts, United States
9 1/2 x 30 1/4 x 9 1/2 (HxWxD) (inches)
Gift of Bernard Scott
1790-1800 (Date of exterior wallpaper.)
Waban (Middlesex county, Massachusetts)
Probably Boston (Suffolk county, Massachusetts)
Title Tracing of a Wallpaper Pattern Accession Number 2001.281.555.2