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Bandbox

2001.281.27AB (RS189167)

Description

Wooden and pasteboard bandbox with lid. Box base (A) and lid (B) are wood approximately 1/4 inch thick. Sides of box (A) are pasteboard. Bandbox is covered with a block-printed yellow, blue, and orange floral pattern wallpaper on cream ground. The exterior base of the box (A) and interior of lid (B) are lined with newspaper dated 1845 from Nashville, NH (today a part of Nashua, NH).

Details

Maker
unknown
Date
1825-1835
Nashville, NH existed from 1842-1853
Inscriptions
"Wallpaper / Newspaper/ of/ 1845 / Hurd" (handwritten)
Location of origin
United States
Material
block printing (relief printing process)
paper (fiber product)
wood (plant material)
Object type
Personal Gear
Descriptive terms
Bandbox
bandboxes (containers)
block printing (relief printing process)
paper (fiber product)
wood (plant material)
People and organizations
Waterhouse, Dorothy S.
Dimensions
4 7/8 x 9 9/16 x 6 3/4 (HxWxD) (inches)
Accession Number
2001.281.27AB
Credit Line
Gift of Bernard Scott
GUSN
271905

Wallpaper Details

Medium
Paper
Print Technique
Block Printed
Decor Motif
Floral
Paper Finish
Laid
State
Original
Paper Type
Handmade

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