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Bandbox

2001.281.29 (RS190940)

Description

Pasteboard bandbox missing bottom and lid. Box is in unraveled condition. Box covered with two layers of wallpaper. First layer is a blue column pattern. The second layer of paper is block-printed with a sixteen sided medallion with floral center pattern, also blue meandering floral stripes and fan shapes on tan ground. The interior of the box is lined with Boston newspaper dated 1837.

Details

Maker
unknown
Date
1815-1825
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 5/8 (H) (inches)
Accession Number
2001.281.29
Credit Line
Gift of Bernard Scott
GUSN
271907

Wallpaper Details

Medium
Paper
Print Technique
Block Printed
Decor Motif
floral
medallion
striped
State
Original
Paper Type
Handmade
Use
Border

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