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Bandbox

1957.129AB (RS188167)

Description

Wooden, oval bandbox (A) with lid (B). Repeating vignette of a woman on horseback holds hands with man and a church in the background. Scene is framed by stylized leaves, dots and floral medallion. Block-printed in two greens, white and pink on a blue ground.

Details

Maker
unknown
Date
1832-1835
1832-date of newspaper lining
Location of origin
United States
Material
paper (fiber product)
wood (plant material)
Object type
Personal Gear
Places
United States
Descriptive terms
Bandbox
bandboxes (containers)
block printing (relief printing process)
paper (fiber product)
wood (plant material)
Dimensions
14 1/8 x 18 7/8 x 13 7/8 (HxWxD) (inches)
Accession Number
1957.129AB
Credit Line
Bequest of Harold Goddard Rugg
GUSN
179396
Reference Notes
Lilian Baker Carlisle, "Hat Boxes and Bandboxes at Shelburne Museum," pg. 158-159 & pg. 10. Lynn

Wallpaper Details

Medium
Paper
Print Technique
Block Printed
Decor Motif
woman
man
horse
church
trees
bushes
flowers
dots
leaves
Form
Bandbox
State
Original
Paper Type
Handmade

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