Dressing Box

Collection Type

  • Household accessories

Date

1800-1899

GUSN

GUSN-5332

Description

Rectangular scalloped box with sloped section on lid; japanned decoration all over with landscapes, flora, diaper borders; opens to black interior with gilt scrolls; one shelf lifts out; sits on four dragon head feet; brass lock and key.

Details

Descriptive Terms

dressing cases
brass (alloy)
gilding
japanning
papier mâché
wood (plant material)
figure- and animal-derived motifs
Papier Mache
Brass
Gilded
Japanned
Dragon
Lacquer
KIT, TOILET

Associated Building

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

Maker

Unknown

Dimensions

4.75 x 10.75 x 4.625 (HxWxD) (inches)

Credit Line

Gift of Ralph May

Accession Number

1971.684