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1931.998AB (RS188137)

Description

Bandbox (A) with lid (B). Lid: Scene of lively squirrels. One has an acorn and the other, on all fours, wants it. Box: Scene of a stag hunt. Stag is leaping through a forest with dogs nipping at its heels.

Details

Maker
S.M. Hurlbert (Manufacturer)
Date
1825-1840
Inscriptions
"From/ S.M. Hurlbert's/ Paste Board Band Box Manufactory,/ No. 25 Court Street, Boston." (On underside of lid)
"W.P. 650 H.B. 51" (Applied)
Location of origin
Boston
Material
paper (fiber product)
Object type
Personal Gear
Places
Boston (Suffolk county, Massachusetts)
Massachusetts (United States)
Descriptive terms
Bandbox
bandboxes (containers)
block printing (relief printing process)
paper (fiber product)
Dimensions
12 1/2 x 19 x 14 3/8 (HxWxD) (inches)
Accession Number
1931.998AB
Credit Line
Gift of William Sumner Appleton
GUSN
176876
Reference Notes
Lilian Baker Carlisle, "Hat Boxes and Bandboxes at Shelburne Museum," pg. 33 Lynn, Pg. 298, fig. 13-7.
Related Items
Title Bandbox Accession number 2001.281.20AB

Wallpaper Details

Medium
Paper
Print Technique
Block Printed
Decor Motif
lid: squirrels
trees
acorns box: stags
trees
dogs
Form
Bandbox
State
Original
Paper Type
Handmade

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