Bandbox

Collection Type

  • Wallpaper

Date

1810-1825

GUSN

GUSN-176658

Description

Tall, cyliindrical pasteboard bandbox or muff box. Covered with an uncut piece of top and bottom borders - the top being wider than the bottom. The background is a stylized, neoclassical pattern of sprigs and palmettes on top is flocked, scrolling foliage and flocked bands of foliage and medallions at the top and bottom. Block printed in aqua with blue flock overpainted with aqua, dark blue and black on a light blue ground.

Details

Descriptive Terms

bandboxes (containers)
Bandbox

Additional Identification Number

613

Maker

Unknown

Location of Origin

France

Dimensions

17 3/4 x 13 3/4 (HxW) (inches)

Credit Line

Gift of Elizabeth A. Huebener

Accession Number

1940.410

Reference Notes

"Wallpaper in New England," pg. 133-134, fig. 30-3.

Places

France

Related Items

Title Accession Number 1971.187.3
Title Accession Number 1922.391

Wallpaper Details

Print Technique

Block Printed

Design Technique

Flocked

Form

Bandbox

Ground Color

Lt. Blue

State

Original

Type

Handmade

Use

Border

Paper Finish

Laid

Medium

Paper

Decor Motif

medallions
scrolling foliage
stripes
palmettes
sprigs