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Bandbox

2001.281.31AB (RS188310)

Description

Pasteboard bandbox (A) with lid (B). Border wallpaper, flocked and block-printed in two different patterns: outside: pink and white primroses with green leaves and stems, brown ground color; rim: same green shade of spiral borders. Box top border: covered in turquoise paper. Inside: 3/4 covered in white/gray floral design, lion's head, repeating pattern, bouquet of blue flowers on maroon ground. 1/4 of inside covered in same material as outer box. Bottom inside: lithograph of dancing woman. Newspaper lining box underside, June 1845; lid lined in same turquoise paper.

Details

Maker
unknown
Date
1815-1830
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
2 1/2 x 12 3/8 x 8 1/2 (HxWxD) (inches)
Accession Number
2001.281.31AB
Credit Line
Gift of Bernard Scott
GUSN
272228

Wallpaper Details

Medium
Paper
Print Technique
Block Printed
Decor Motif
Rose
Floral
Spiral
Lion
Design Technique
Flocked
State
Original
Paper Type
Handmade
Design Technique
Flocked

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