Box lid covered with wallpaper

Collection Type

  • Wallpaper

Date

1840-1850

GUSN

GUSN-293957

Description

Wooden box lid with interior covered with wallpaper. Lid has two small leather hinges, has been reinforced by two wooden slats screwed to the interior, has remnants of a fabric cover or lining under a line of tacks along one side of interior. There are characters written in black pigment on the exterior of the lid. The wallpaper lining the interior is block-printed with a floral stripe pattern in brown, green and white on gray ground.

Details

Descriptive Terms

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

Associated Person

Waterhouse, Dorothy S.

Maker

Unknown

Dimensions

12 3/4 x 16 1/2 x 1/2 (HxWxD) (inches)

Credit Line

Gift of Bernard Scott

Accession Number

2001.281.1203

Date

1840-1850 (Date of wallpaper.)

Wallpaper Details

Print Technique

Block Printed

Form

Lining interior of box lid

Ground Color

Grey

State

Original

Type

Machine Made

Use

Sidewall/Fill

Medium

Paper

Decor Motif

Flowers
pin dots
stripes
foliate branches

Period/Style

Floral Stripe