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2001.281.8AB (RS186889)

Description

Pasteboard bandbox with wooden lid. Bandbox [A] covered with a block-printed wallpaper with an orange floral medallion on a bed of scattered wheat stalks, blue ground. Interior lined with with cream paper. Visible stitching along bottom edge. Lid [B] is fragmented, covered in a floral pattern paper with blue ground. Box has string handle on one side.

Details

Maker
unknown
Date
1820-1830
Inscriptions
"15" (Plus illegible numbers)
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 3/8 x 18 3/4 x 15 3/8 (HxWxD) (inches)
Accession Number
2001.281.8AB
Credit Line
Gift of Bernard Scott
GUSN
270979
Related Items
Title Wall Fragment Accession number 1956.M25 Notes Same pattern as paper on bandbox [A]. Pattern on this sample is reversed and colors differ.
Title Book Cover Accession number 2001.281.593 Relationship Very similar pattern but different blocks used to produce patterns. The pattern on the book cover is of higher quality with a greater degree of detailing and coloration.

Wallpaper Details

Medium
Paper
Print Technique
Block Printed
Decor Motif
Floral Medallion
Wheat
Medallion
Floral
Form
Bandbox
Paper Finish
Wove
State
Original
Paper Type
Handmade

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