Wallpaper covered document box

Collection Type

  • Wallpaper

Date

1910-1930

GUSN

GUSN-293764

Description

Small, wallpaper covered box used to hold family documents. The box is one of a group of twenty-two enclosures created by Olive Percival of Los Angeles, California. The box's label, handwritten by Percival, indicates it held the early nineteenth century diary of her great-grandfather Elisha Percival, Junior of Lenox, Massachusetts. The box is made of pasteboard and covered with a large-scale floral wallpaper with a pattern that includes a large branch, flowers and peacock feathers. The paper is roller-printed in greens, grays, red, pinks, blues and purples on white ground. The wallpaper is embossed with a ribbed texture.

Details

Descriptive Terms

coverings and hangings for documents
pasteboard (paper)
wallpapers
floral patterns
coverings and hangings for documents
Box, Document

Inscription

"Diary of / Great - Grandfather Elisha Percival, Jr. / of Lenox, Mass. / January 1801-1807 / January, April and August 1815 / Nos. 1 to 21 Inc., except 4." (Written by Olive Percival.)

Associated Person

Percival, Olive, Miss, 1868-1945
Percival, Elisha, Mr., Jr., 1781-1867
Waterhouse, Dorothy S.

Maker

Percival, Olive, Miss, 1868-1945 (Maker)

Location of Origin

Los Angeles, California, United States

Dimensions

6 1/2 x 4 1/4 x 1 (HxWxD) (inches)

Credit Line

Gift of Bernard Scott

Accession Number

2001.281.1193.16

Places

Los Angeles (Los Angeles county, California)
Lenox (Berkshire county, Massachusetts)
Los Angeles (Los Angeles county, California)

Wallpaper Details

Print Technique

Machine Printed

Form

Document box cover

Ground Color

White

State

Original

Type

Machine Made

Use

Sidewall/Fill

Paper Finish

Embossed

Medium

Paper

Decor Motif

Peacock
Flowers
Branch

Period/Style

Floral