Bandbox

Collection Type

  • Wallpaper

Date

1825-1835

GUSN

GUSN-270970

Description

Pasteboard bandbox with lid. Bandbox [a] and lid [b] decorated with handmade block-printed wallpaper. Paper ground is light blue with darker blue stylized leaf or fern, medallion, and fleur de lis pattern. The inside of the box is lined with ivory colored paper. The inside of the lid is lined with newspaper. An advertisement for Mott's Patent Medicated Baths, Boston, circa 1831-1835, is visible. The exterior base of the box is lined with newspaper, no date. Visible stitching along sides and center; cloth binding box sides to bottom.

Details

Descriptive Terms

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

Associated Person

Waterhouse, Dorothy S.

Maker

Unknown

Location of Origin

United States

Dimensions

12 1/4 x 18 1/16 x 13 7/8 (HxWxD) (inches)

Credit Line

Gift of Bernard Scott

Accession Number

2001.281.5AB

Date

1825-1835 (Mott Patent Medicine advertisement on lid interior, circa 1831-1835, Boston.)

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Wallpaper Details

Print Technique

Block Printed

Ground Color

Lt. Blue

State

Original

Type

Handmade

Medium

Paper

Decor Motif

Leaves
Medallion
Fleur de lis