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Bandbox

2001.281.25A-C (RS190966)

Description

Pasteboard bandbox with lid. Box fragments (A) and (C) are covered with "Empire Garden Scene" wallpaper - a block-printed landscape with male and female figures surrounded by trees and flowers. The female figure holds her skirts while the male figure points upward. The scene is surrounded by a spiral, floral design on a light blue ground. The box has been flattened and is in two pieces. The lid (B) is covered with a wallpaper featuring large bird purched on the branch of a small tree on a light blue ground. The rim is the same pattern as 2002.63.34B

Details

Maker
unknown
Date
1825-1835
Inscriptions
"Mrs Harold E. Bray / 210 South St / Hingham Mass" (handwritten)
"Miss Knoell / South (illegible). L.L." (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)
People and organizations
Waterhouse, Dorothy S.
Dimensions
10 1/2 x 16 1/8 x 12 (HxWxD) (inches)
Accession Number
2001.281.25A-C
Credit Line
Gift of Bernard Scott
GUSN
271901

Wallpaper Details

Medium
Paper
Print Technique
Block Printed
Decor Motif
Landscape
bird
figure
floral
spiral
leaves
State
Original
Paper Type
Handmade

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