Portfolio (Letter Case)

Collection Type

  • Art

Date

1830-1900

GUSN

GUSN-7530

Description

Book-like with lacquered cover and leather binding. Front and back cover have Mother-of- Pearl ball foot at each corner. Front has polychrome painting of peacock under large sprig. Border: scrolled gilt with floral sprigs. Back cover: black with central gilt scroll motif. Inside front cover is accordian- flap letter holder covered in navy blue paper with overall snowflake motif. Pamphlet of white paper inside. Second flap at back.

Details

Descriptive Terms

portfolios (containers)
gilding
lacquering
leather
mother of pearl
paper (fiber product)
figure- and animal-derived motifs
peafowl
snowflakes
foliation (pattern)
Leather
Mother-of-Pearl
Unidentified Paper
Lacquered
Peacock
Sprig
Gilded
Snowflake
PORTFOLIO

Associated Building

Original to Hamilton House (South Berwick, Me.),

Maker

Unknown

Location of Origin

England

Object Type

Written Communication T&E

Dimensions

8.125 x 0.75 (WxD) (inches)

Credit Line

Bequest of Elizabeth R. Vaughan

Accession Number

1949.521