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Bandbox

2001.281.28AB (RS188943)

Description

Wooden bandbox with lid. Box (A) and lid (B) covered with two layers of deocorative paper. First layer is a multihued rainbow ground paper in green, orange and red with large block-printed, floral design. The second, or uppermost, paper layer is a lily and leaf pattern on grey ground. The second layer of paper is fragmented. The underside of the lid is lined with newspaper dated 1848. The box contains one bonnet and two top hats.

Details

Maker
unknown
Date
1825-1835
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
11 3/4 x 17 3/8 x 12 13/18 (HxWxD) (inches)
Accession Number
2001.281.28AB
Credit Line
Gift of Bernard Scott
GUSN
271906

Wallpaper Details

Medium
Paper
Print Technique
Block Printed
Decor Motif
Floral
Design Technique
Irise
Period/Style
Rainbow
State
Photo
Design Technique
Irise

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