Box lid covered with wallpaper

Collection Type

  • Wallpaper

Date

1790-1810

GUSN

GUSN-293937

Description

Leather-hinged, wooden box lid covered with wallpaper. The lid has fragments of a leather hinge held on with metal tacks along on side and a small leather flap, or handle, held with two tacks on the top to aid in lifting the lid from the box. The wallpaper covering the lid is block-printed in blue with a delicate sprig pattern on ungrounded paper. The same sprig pattern, printed in white on blue paper, is found in a small chest in the Historic New England collection, see 2001.281.553. The pattern was reproduced by Waterhouse Wallhangings with the name "Treasure Chest," see 2001.281.773.1-.4.

Details

Descriptive Terms

boxes (containers)
wallpapers
paper (fiber product)
wood (plant material)
leather
metal
floral patterns
Box

Related Items

Title Wallpaper Accession Number 2001.281.257
Title Box Accession Number 2001.281.553
Title Reproduction Wallpaper Accession Number 2001.281.773.1-.4
Title Wallpaper Sample Book Accession Number 2001.281.707
Title Wallpaper Sample Book Accession Number 2001.281.708
Title Wallpaper Sample Book Accession Number 2001.281.709

Maker

Unknown

Location of Origin

United States

Object Type

Container

Dimensions

9 1/8 x 5 7/8 x 1/2 (HxWxD) (inches)

Credit Line

Gift of Bernard Scott

Accession Number

2001.281.1202

Date

1790-1810 (Date of wallpaper)

Places

United States

Wallpaper Details

Print Technique

Block Printed

Form

Covering small box lid

Ground Color

Ungrounded

State

Original

Type

Handmade

Medium

Paper

Decor Motif

Stylized flowers
grasses

Period/Style

Sprig