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Bandbox

1980.98AB (RS188160)

Description

Oval wooden bandbox (A) and pasteboard lid (B). Box and lid are covered with mutliple layers of paper. Lowest visible paper on box has a Neoclasical landscape with figures and architectural structures block printed in blues, white and varnish green on a peach background. This layer is partially covered by a paper with block printed stylized flowers and foliage, printed in blue and white. However, either the motifs or background may have been an irise pattern originally. This paper is the visible layer on the lid. Lower edge of box also has scraps of printed textile affixed. Interior of box bottom is lined with decaying newspaper.\n Interior of lid is lined with a plain beige fabric.

Details

Maker
unknown
Date
1800-1835
Inscriptions
"[illegible] Salem Express / from / 32 Court Square, Boston" (Printed label which had been on lid; now loose inside box.)
Material
paper (fiber product)
wood (plant material)
Object type
Personal Gear
Descriptive terms
Bandbox
bandboxes (containers)
paper (fiber product)
Unidentified Paper
wood (plant material)
Dimensions
10 x 15 x 12 (HxWxD) (inches)
Accession Number
1980.98AB
GUSN
49736

Wallpaper Details

Medium
Paper
Period/Style
Scenic
Rainbow
Form
Bandbox
State
Original
Paper Type
Handmade

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