Wallpaper covered trunk

Collection Type

  • Wallpaper

Date

1790-1800

GUSN

GUSN-287864

Description

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).

Details

Descriptive Terms

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

Associated Building

Associated With Woodward House (Waban, MA),

Related Items

Title Tracing of a Wallpaper Pattern Accession Number 2001.281.555.2

Maker

Unknown

Location of Origin

Boston, Massachusetts, United States

Object Type

Personal Gear

Dimensions

9 1/2 x 30 1/4 x 9 1/2 (HxWxD) (inches)

Credit Line

Gift of Bernard Scott

Accession Number

2001.281.555.1

Date

1790-1800 (Date of exterior wallpaper.)

Places

Waban (Middlesex county, Massachusetts)
Probably Boston (Suffolk county, Massachusetts)

Wallpaper Details

Print Technique

Block Printed

Form

Trunk covering

Ground Color

Grey

State

Original

Type

Handmade

Paper Finish

Laid

Medium

Paper

Decor Motif

Bouquets
Festoons
Ribbon
Beads

Period/Style

NeoClassical
Floral