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Bandbox

2001.281.14AB (RS188317)

Description

Wooden bandbox with lid. Box [A] covered in a block-printed rainbow ground wallpaper of yellow, pink, and red with peacock feather, flower and leaf pattern in white. Lid [B] is covered with a rainbow ground wallpaper of red, white and green with red, yellow and white flowers and leaves forming repeating heart pattern. Additional papers trim the base of the box and lid rim. Interior lined with newspaper dated 1847-1848.

Details

Maker
unknown
Date
1830-1850
Inscriptions
"Newspaper / 1848 / Wallpaper / @ 1830" (handwritten)
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)
rainbow papers
People and organizations
Waterhouse, Dorothy S.
Dimensions
4 3/4 x 12 1/8 x 6 3/4 (HxWxD) (inches)
Accession Number
2001.281.14AB
Credit Line
Gift of Bernard Scott
GUSN
271053

Wallpaper Details

Medium
Paper
Print Technique
Block Printed
Decor Motif
Floral
Feathers
Flowers and Leaves
Heart
Period/Style
Rainbow
Form
Bandbox
State
Original
Paper Type
Handmade

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