Bandbox

Collection Type

  • Wallpaper

Date

1825-1835

GUSN

GUSN-270962

Description

Oval pasteboard bandbox with lid. Bandbox [a] is decorated with block-printed wallpaper depicting a bird perched on a branch with a cluster of berries. Blue ground. The lid [b] is decorated with the same wallpaper as the box. The inside of the bandbox [a] is lined with newspaper dated August 8, 1857. The newspaper appears to be a second layer. The rim is decorated with a honeycomb pattern wallpaper on cream ground. Rim decoration appears to be second layer.

Details

Descriptive Terms

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

Inscription

"24.00 30.19/11/47 13.12/32.04 17.07/15.66" (Illegible writing following numbers.)

Related Items

Title Bandbox Accession Number 2001.281.2AB
Title Bandbox Accession Number 2001.281.3AB

Maker

Unknown

Location of Origin

United State

Object Type

Personal Gear

Dimensions

3 7/16 x 9 5/16 x 5 15/16 (HxWxD) (inches)

Credit Line

Gift of Bernard Scott

Accession Number

2001.281.4AB

Date

1825-1835 (Second layer of news and wallpaper added to some areas of box 1850-1860.)

Wallpaper Details

Print Technique

Block Printed

Ground Color

Blue

State

Original

Type

Handmade

Medium

Paper

Decor Motif

Bird with berries
Honeycomb