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Bandbox

1980.93AB (RS188262)

Description

Oval pasteboard bandbox (A) with lid (B) covered in paper. The paper on the body of the box depicts a pierced basket filled with a spray of flowers. Above is a festoon and drapery attaches to the handles. On the lid is a garden scene with a woman giving offerings to a cupid statue. Around the band of the lid is a pink and green border with stripes, cirles and the guilloche pattern. Printed in pink, red, varnish green and white on a blue ground.

Details

Maker
unknown
Date
1825-1835
Location of origin
United States
Material
paper (fiber product)
Object type
Personal Gear
Places
United States
Descriptive terms
Bandbox
bandboxes (containers)
paper (fiber product)
Dimensions
9 1/2 x 13 3/4 x 10 3/4 (HxWxD) (inches)
Accession Number
1980.93AB
Credit Line
Museum Accession
GUSN
178412

Wallpaper Details

Medium
Paper
Print Technique
Block Printed
Decor Motif
baskete
floral spray
festoon
drapery
bows
lattice
cupid
column
balustrade
woman
Form
Bandbox
State
Original
Paper Type
Handmade

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