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Bandbox

2001.281.544AB (RS190295)

Description

Small, round pasteboard bandbox (A) and lid (B) from New Ipswich, New Hampshire. The box is covered with a figured landscape wallpaper depicting a standing man presenting a seated woman with a bouquet of flowers in a pastoral setting. Couple wears Empire-style dress. Wallpaper is block-printed in black, white and two blues on blue ground. Several fragments of red fabric with a yellow and black pattern are affixed to the wallpaper. A fabric cover must have been added over the wallpaper and later removed.

Details

Maker
unknown
Date
1810-1820
Based on wallpaper date.
Inscriptions
" 'Jo' / New Ipswich, N. H." (Handwriting of Dorothy Waterhouse.)
"# 18" (Written in red pencil.)
"W" (handwritten)
Location of origin
France
Material
block printing (relief printing process)
paper (fiber product)
Object type
Personal Gear
Places
New Ipswich (Hillsborough county, New Hampshire)
Probably France
Descriptive terms
Bandbox
bandboxes (containers)
block printing (relief printing process)
paper (fiber product)
scenic wallpapers
People and organizations
Waterhouse, Dorothy S.
Dimensions
6 1/8 (H), 8 3/4 (diameter) (inches)
Accession Number
2001.281.544AB
Credit Line
Gift of Bernard Scott
GUSN
287651

Wallpaper Details

Medium
Paper
Print Technique
Block Printed
Decor Motif
pastoral
Landscape Figure
Period/Style
Scenery Figure
Form
bandbox
State
Original
Paper Type
Handmade

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