Writing pad

Collection Type

  • Household accessories

Date

1860-1875

GUSN

GUSN-40513

Description

Japanned writing pad. Front cover is inlaid with mother of pearl in a floral design framed by a painted gold frame embellished with palmettes, spearheads, and beading. Pearlized button in each corner. Back cover is black with a single gold painted floral bouquet in center. Pearlized button in each corner. Interior is lined with floral embossed white paper. Multiple sheets of blank paper and a calling card for "Miss Jackson Vinal Avenue" tucked inside.

Details

Descriptive Terms

writing boards (tablets)
portfolios (containers)
paper (fiber product)
mother of pearl
japanning
Pad, Writing

Maker

Unknown

Object Type

Written Communication T&E

Dimensions

12 x 9 1/8 (HxW) (inches)

Accession Number

1940.271