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Bandbox

1923.745AB (RS188296)

Description

Oval wooden bandbox (A) and lid (B) covered with wallpaper. Wallpaper has pattern with floral boquets against a background of delicate scrolling ferns. Block printed in pink, red, white, green and varnished green on yellow ground. Box and lid are lined with June 1, 1838 issue of "The Manual" newspaper from Boston, MA. Wormwood damage.

Details

Maker
unknown
Date
1850-1855
Inscriptions
"Warranted Nailed / Band Boxes, / Manufactured by / Hannah Davis, / East Jaffrey, N.H." (Manufacturer's label pasted on inside of lid.)
Material
paper (fiber product)
wood (plant material)
Object type
Personal Gear
Descriptive terms
Bandbox
bandboxes (containers)
paper (fiber product)
Unidentified Paper
wood (plant material)
Accession Number
1923.745AB
Credit Line
Gift of Mrs. D. P. Abercrombie
GUSN
30087

Wallpaper Details

Medium
Paper
Print Technique
Block Printed
Decor Motif
bouquets
ferns
Form
Bandbox
State
Original
Paper Type
Handmade

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