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2001.281.4AB (RS189271)

Description

Oval pasteboard bandbox with lid. Bandbox [a] is decorated with block-printed wallpaper depicting a bird perched on a branch with a cluster of berries. Blue ground. The lid [b] is decorated with the same wallpaper as the box. The inside of the bandbox [a] is lined with newspaper dated August 8, 1857. The newspaper appears to be a second layer. The rim is decorated with a honeycomb pattern wallpaper on cream ground. Rim decoration appears to be second layer.

Details

Maker
unknown
Date
1825-1835
Second layer of news and wallpaper added to some areas of box 1850-1860.
Inscriptions
"24.00 30.19/11/47 13.12/32.04 17.07/15.66" (Illegible writing following numbers.)
Location of origin
United State
Material
block printing (relief printing process)
paper (fiber product)
Object type
Personal Gear
Descriptive terms
Bandbox
bandboxes (containers)
block printing (relief printing process)
paper (fiber product)
People and organizations
Waterhouse, Dorothy S.
Dimensions
3 7/16 x 9 5/16 x 5 15/16 (HxWxD) (inches)
Accession Number
2001.281.4AB
Credit Line
Gift of Bernard Scott
GUSN
270962
Related Items
Title Bandbox Accession number 2001.281.2AB Notes Bandboxes 2001.281.2AB contains bandboxes 2001.281.3AB and 2001.281.4AB.
Title Bandbox Accession number 2001.281.3AB Notes Bandboxes 2001.281.2AB contains bandboxes 2001.281.3AB and 2001.281.4AB.

Wallpaper Details

Medium
Paper
Print Technique
Block Printed
Decor Motif
Bird with berries
Honeycomb
State
Original
Paper Type
Handmade

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