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.)

Associated Person

Waterhouse, Dorothy S.

Maker

Unknown

Location of Origin

United State

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.)

Related Items

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

Wallpaper Details

Print Technique

Block Printed

Ground Color

Blue

State

Original

Type

Handmade

Medium

Paper

Decor Motif

Bird with berries
Honeycomb