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Bandbox

1923.747AB (RS189270)

Description

Oval wooden bandbox (A) with lid (B). Box and lid are covered with with wallpaper with repeating circular floral medallions consisting of tulips and other flowers surrounded by foliage. Medallions are separated by stylized scrolling motifs. Block printed in two pinks, green, varnish green and white on a yellow ground. Box and lid are lined with newspaper dated April 26, 1854

Details

Maker
Davis, Hannah (Maker)
Date
ca. 1855
Inscriptions
"Warranted Nailed / Band Boxes, / Manufactured by / Hannah Davis, East Jaffrey, N.H." (Prnted label pasted inside lid.)
Material
paper (fiber product)
wood (plant material)
Object type
Personal Gear
Descriptive terms
Bandbox
bandboxes (containers)
paper (fiber product)
Unidentified Paper
wallpapers
wood (plant material)
Dimensions
12 3/4 x 15 1/2 x 11 3/4 (HxWxD) (inches)
Accession Number
1923.747AB
Credit Line
Gift of Mrs. D. P. Abercrombie
GUSN
30089

Wallpaper Details

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

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