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

Dimensions

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

Accession Number

1940.271