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2001.281.11AB (RS188298)

Description

Pasteboard bandbox with lid. The box [A] and lid [B] are covered in a block-printed red, pink and green floral wallpaper pattern with gray swirls on cream ground. Box interior is lined with white paper. Lid rim is an undetermined red and green floral pattern with white ground. Visible stitching along the edge of box and lid. String handle is attached to the top of the box, under the lid.

Details

Maker
Meriam & Brothers (Manufacturer)
Date
1855-1860
Inscriptions
"10" (Red)
"Meriam & Brothers, / Manufacturers of / PAPER HANGINGS / and Band Boxes of every / description. / For sale, Wholesale & Retail, / 182 Washington Street, / Boston, Mass., / nearly opposite Bromfield St. / ALSO: Agents for the sale of Transps. / rent Window Shades." (Newspaper adverstisement, glued)
Location of origin
Boston, Massachusetts, United States
Material
block printing (relief printing process)
paper (fiber product)
Object type
Personal Gear
Places
Boston (Suffolk county, Massachusetts)
Massachusetts (United States)
Descriptive terms
Bandbox
bandboxes (containers)
block printing (relief printing process)
paper (fiber product)
People and organizations
Waterhouse, Dorothy S.
Dimensions
6 1/4 x 10 3/4 x 8 3/4 (HxWxD) (inches)
Accession Number
2001.281.11AB
Credit Line
Gift of Bernard Scott
GUSN
271034
Reference Notes
Reference is to Meriam & Brothers wallpaper manufacturer (see Inscription).
Related Items
Title Hat Accession number 2001.281.44

Wallpaper Details

Medium
Paper
Print Technique
Block Printed
Decor Motif
Floral
Spirals
State
Original
Paper Type
Machine Made

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