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Bandbox

2001.281.12AB (RS188315)

Description

Rectangular pasteboard bandbox with lid. Box [A] and lid [B] are covered with multiple layers of block-printed wallpaper and newspaper. Uppermost layer is a white leaf and vine pattern on cinnamon ground. Interior lined with newspaper dated November 1857 and American Cosmopolitan Art Gallery painting catalogue.

Details

Maker
unknown
Date
1855-1865
Inscriptions
"Mrs. Harry Nicholas / Main Rd. / Flanders, N.J. / Hat boxes" (handwritten)
"Dr. du Fule, / Jr. / Essex [illegible] / send / back" (Some illegible text)
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
7 x 14 x 9 1/2 (HxWxD) (inches)
Accession Number
2001.281.12AB
Credit Line
Gift of Bernard Scott
GUSN
271046

Wallpaper Details

Medium
Paper
Print Technique
Block Printed
Decor Motif
Leaves
Vines
State
Original
Paper Type
Machine Made

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