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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.
paper (fiber product)
block printing (relief printing process)
"24.00 30.19/11/47 13.12/32.04 17.07/15.66" (Illegible writing following numbers.)
Waterhouse, Dorothy S.
3 7/16 x 9 5/16 x 5 15/16 (HxWxD) (inches)
Gift of Bernard Scott
1825-1835 (Second layer of news and wallpaper added to some areas of box 1850-1860.)
Title Bandbox Accession Number 2001.281.2AB
Title Bandbox Accession Number 2001.281.3AB
Bird with berries