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Bandbox

1937.955AB (RS188254)

Description

Oval bandbox with lid. Bandbox (A) and lid (B) covered in blockprinted paper with green, gray and yellow lilacs and roses on a pale gray ground. Box has been reinforced along bottom edge with gray fabric. Lid has paper reinforcment along top edge with blue, gray and gold motifs. Part of lid edge reinforced with hand stitching in black thread.

Details

Maker
Baker, Sarah
Date
1840-1860
Inscriptions
"Made by Sarah Baker / Savan Hill, Dorchester Mass." (handwritten)
"Beanie / Hat (?) / Harrison (?) / Dorchester / Mass" (handwritten)
Material
paper (fiber product)
Object type
Personal Gear
Places
Dorchester (Boston, Suffolk county, Massachusetts) [neighborhood]
Massachusetts (United States)
Descriptive terms
Bandbox
bandboxes (containers)
paper (fiber product)
Dimensions
9 5/8 x 13 5/8 x 11 7/8 (HxWxD) (inches)
Accession Number
1937.955AB
Credit Line
Gift of Elizabeth A. Huebener
GUSN
284693

Wallpaper Details

Medium
Paper
Print Technique
Block Printed
Period/Style
Floral
Form
Bandbox
State
Original

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