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Bandbox

2001.281.21AB (RS188188)

Description

Pasteboard bandbox with lid. Box [A] is covered with block-printed border wallpaper with drapery swag pattern on blue ground. The interior bottom of box is lined with newspaper. Half of the lid [B] is covered in wallpaper with a flower bouquet in vase. The other half is covered with a scene of a woman beside a fountain. Both lid papers are on blue ground. The box has a string handle.

Details

Maker
unknown
Date
1825-1835
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
11 1/2 x 18 1/4 x 16 1/4 (HxWxD) (inches)
Accession Number
2001.281.21AB
Credit Line
Gift of Bernard Scott
GUSN
271090

Wallpaper Details

Medium
Paper
Print Technique
Block Printed
Decor Motif
Drapery Swag
Floral
Fountain
Animals
Pastoral
Form
Bandbox
Paper Finish
Laid
State
Original
Paper Type
Handmade

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