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2001.281.5AB (RS188139)

Description

Pasteboard bandbox with lid. Bandbox [a] and lid [b] decorated with handmade block-printed wallpaper. Paper ground is light blue with darker blue stylized leaf or fern, medallion, and fleur de lis pattern. The inside of the box is lined with ivory colored paper. The inside of the lid is lined with newspaper. An advertisement for Mott's Patent Medicated Baths, Boston, circa 1831-1835, is visible. The exterior base of the box is lined with newspaper, no date. Visible stitching along sides and center; cloth binding box sides to bottom.

Details

Maker
unknown
Date
1825-1835
Mott Patent Medicine advertisement on lid interior, circa 1831-1835, Boston.
Location of origin
United States
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
12 1/4 x 18 1/16 x 13 7/8 (HxWxD) (inches)
Accession Number
2001.281.5AB
Credit Line
Gift of Bernard Scott
GUSN
270970
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Wallpaper Details

Medium
Paper
Print Technique
Block Printed
Decor Motif
Leaves
Medallion
Fleur de lis
State
Original
Paper Type
Handmade

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