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2001.281.24AB (RS188257)

Description

Round cardboard bandbox with lid. Twentieth century box [A] and lid [B] covered with nineteenth century block-printed scenic figure wallpaper depicting outdoor dance scene. Scene includes men and women dancing and musicians playing instruments. Scene is surrounded by repeating green diaper pattern on grey ground. On side of box, green striped wallpaper with circular emblem. Paper covers the bottom of the box.

Details

Maker
unknown
Date
1835-1840
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 1/16 (H), 10 1/8 (diameter) (inches)
Accession Number
2001.281.24AB
Credit Line
Gift of Bernard Scott
GUSN
271111
Related Items
Title Bandbox Accession number 2001.281.18AB Notes Boxes 2001.281.18AB and 2001.281.24AB are covered with same wallpaper but in different colorways. Also, both boxes were made in the twentieth century but are covered with nineteenth century wallpaper.
Title Bandbox Accession number 2001.281.23AB Notes 2001.281.24AB found inside box 2001.281.23AB.

Wallpaper Details

Medium
Paper
Print Technique
Block Printed
Decor Motif
Dancing
Diaper
Dance
Music
Landscape
Figure
State
Original
Paper Type
Machine Made

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