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2001.281.33AB (RS186922)

Description

Wooden bandbox (A) with lid (B). Box is covered with two layers of decorative paper. The first layer is a block-printed yellow floral on blue ground. The second, top layer is a block-printed rococo floral with scrolls and urns on verticle vines and borders. Printed in brown, green, white on gray ground. Inside of box and underside of lid are lined with Amherst, New Hampshire newspaper dated December 29, 1821 and June 7, 1828 respectively.

Details

Maker
unknown
Date
1840-1850
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
1 3/8 x 19 1/2 x 15 1/8 (HxWxD) (inches)
Accession Number
2001.281.33AB
Credit Line
Gift of Bernard Scott
GUSN
272230
Related Items
Title Wallpaper Accession number 2001.281.624 Relationship Unused fragment of the same pattern and colorway as second layer on bandbox. Color is excellent.

Wallpaper Details

Medium
Paper
Print Technique
Block Printed
Decor Motif
floral
urns
scroll
vines
Design Technique
Flocked
Period/Style
Rococo Revival
Form
Bandbox
State
Original
Paper Type
Machine Made
Design Technique
Flocked

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