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Bandbox

1946.623AB (RS189138)

Description

Oval pasteboard bandbox (A) and lid (B). Box and lid are covered with wallpaper. Motif on top of lid is a stylized tree and rim of lid has vertical stripes. Box has stripes, geometric motifs, and bird among foliage. Block printed in pink, red, green and white on dark yellow ground. Handstitched repair to rim of lid.

Details

Label
In exhibit "Boxes: Open and Shut" at SPNEA's One Bowdoin Square Gallery May 15, 2001 to October 2001. The exhibit then traveled to Hancock Shaker Village in Pittsfield, MA where objects were on display from November 2001 to May 6, 2002. *** This box only in Hancock Shaker Village venue.
Maker
unknown
Date
1790-1820
Inscriptions
"This box was made / by great grandma / Jaquith. / [?] E Rollins" (Handwritten on label glued to interior bottom of box.)
"This box was made / by great grandmother Jaquith / (Jaquith) of Billerica. / [?] E Rollins" (handwritten)
"this box was made by / Susanna (French) Jaquith / born in Billrica Mass., / Oct. 25, 1775 daughter of / Jonas and Hannah (Page) / French. She married / Joseph Jaquith of Billerica / Mar. 5, 1797 My great great / grandmother. / Edgar J. Rollins" (handwritten)
Material
paper (fiber product)
Object type
Personal Gear
Descriptive terms
Bandbox
bandboxes (containers)
paper (fiber product)
Dimensions
2 3/8 x 6 x 4 (HxWxD) (inches)
Accession Number
1946.623AB
Credit Line
Bequest of Edgar J. Rollins
GUSN
54439

Wallpaper Details

Medium
Paper
Decor Motif
birds
trees
stripes
Form
Bandbox
State
Original
Paper Type
Handmade

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