Writing Box

Collection Type

  • Furniture

Date

ca. 1860

GUSN

GUSN-5252

Description

Wooden box with sloping cover and canted corners; painted black with mother of pearl inlay of far eastern buildings and landscape; interior lined with peach colored paper with many slots for letters, pens, etc.

Details

Descriptive Terms

portable desks
desks
inlay (process)
mother of pearl
painting (coating)
papier mâché
wood (plant material)
Mother-of-Pearl
Papier Mache
Painted
Inlaid
DESK, PORTABLE

Associated Building

Original to Rundlet-May House (Portsmouth, N.H.),

Maker

Unknown

Location of Origin

England

Object Type

Written Communication T&E

Dimensions

5.125 x 9 x 5 (HxWxD) (inches)

Credit Line

Gift of Ralph May

Accession Number

1971.616