Bandbox

Collection Type

  • Wallpaper

Date

1825-1840

GUSN

GUSN-176876

Description

Bandbox (A) with lid (B). Lid: Scene of lively squirrels. One has an acorn and the other, on all fours, wants it. Box: Scene of a stag hunt. Stag is leaping through a forest with dogs nipping at its heels.

Details

Descriptive Terms

bandboxes (containers)
paper (fiber product)
block printing (relief printing process)
Bandbox

Inscription

"From/ S.M. Hurlbert's/ Paste Board Band Box Manufactory,/ No. 25 Court Street, Boston." (On underside of lid)
"W.P. 650 H.B. 51" (Applied)

Additional Identification Number

572

Maker

S.M. Hurlbert (Manufacturer)

Location of Origin

Boston

Dimensions

12 1/2 x 19 x 14 3/8 (HxWxD) (inches)

Credit Line

Gift of William Sumner Appleton

Accession Number

1931.998AB

Reference Notes

Lilian Baker Carlisle, "Hat Boxes and Bandboxes at Shelburne Museum," pg. 33 Lynn, Pg. 298, fig. 13-7.

Places

Massachusetts (United States)
Boston (Suffolk county, Massachusetts)

Related Items

Title Bandbox Accession Number 2001.281.20AB

Wallpaper Details

Print Technique

Block Printed

Form

Bandbox

State

Original

Type

Handmade

Medium

Paper

Decor Motif

lid: squirrels
trees
acorns box: stags
trees
dogs