Bandbox

Collection Type

  • Wallpaper

Date

1820-1830

GUSN

GUSN-270979

Description

Pasteboard bandbox with wooden lid. Bandbox [A] covered with a block-printed wallpaper with an orange floral medallion on a bed of scattered wheat stalks, blue ground. Interior lined with with cream paper. Visible stitching along bottom edge. Lid [B] is fragmented, covered in a floral pattern paper with blue ground. Box has string handle on one side.

Details

Descriptive Terms

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

Inscription

"15" (Plus illegible numbers)

Associated Person

Waterhouse, Dorothy S.

Maker

Unknown

Location of Origin

United States

Dimensions

12 3/8 x 18 3/4 x 15 3/8 (HxWxD) (inches)

Credit Line

Gift of Bernard Scott

Accession Number

2001.281.8AB

Related Items

Title Wall Fragment Accession Number 1956.M25
Title Book Cover Accession Number 2001.281.593

Wallpaper Details

Print Technique

Block Printed

Form

Bandbox

Ground Color

Blue

State

Original

Type

Handmade

Paper Finish

Wove

Medium

Paper

Decor Motif

Floral Medallion
Wheat
Medallion
Floral