Bandbox

Collection Type

  • Wallpaper

Date

1845-1850

GUSN

GUSN-270974

Description

Pasteboard bandbox with lid. Bandbox [A] covered with light blue paper, no design. Lined with white paper. Lid [B] covered with block-printed wallpaper with a design of oak leaves and branches, flowers and a thorn pattern on tan ground, light blue paper underneath. Lid lined with newspaper dated January 1850. String handle on one side of box.

Details

Descriptive Terms

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

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Title Bandbox Accession Number 2001.281.7AB
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Maker

Unknown

Location of Origin

United States

Object Type

Personal Gear

Dimensions

9 9/16 x 13 15/16 x 12 1/8 (HxWxD) (inches)

Credit Line

Gift of Bernard Scott

Accession Number

2001.281.6AB

Date

1845-1850 (Newpaper lining lid dated January 1850.)

Wallpaper Details

Print Technique

Block Printed

Design Technique

Polished

Ground Color

Tan

State

Original

Type

Machine Made

Medium

Paper

Decor Motif

Oak Leaves
Flowers
Thorns