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Pasteboard bandbox with lid. The box [A] and lid [B] are covered in a block-printed red, pink and green floral wallpaper pattern with gray swirls on cream ground. Box interior is lined with white paper. Lid rim is an undetermined red and green floral pattern with white ground. Visible stitching along the edge of box and lid. String handle is attached to the top of the box, under the lid.
paper (fiber product)
block printing (relief printing process)
"Meriam & Brothers, / Manufacturers of / PAPER HANGINGS / and Band Boxes of every / description. / For sale, Wholesale & Retail, / 182 Washington Street, / Boston, Mass., / nearly opposite Bromfield St. / ALSO: Agents for the sale of Transps. / rent Window Shades." (Newspaper adverstisement, glued)
Title Hat Accession Number 2001.281.44
Meriam & Brothers (Manufacturer)
Boston, Massachusetts, United States
6 1/4 x 10 3/4 x 8 3/4 (HxWxD) (inches)
Gift of Bernard Scott
Reference is to Meriam & Brothers wallpaper manufacturer (see Inscription).
Massachusetts (United States)
Boston (Suffolk county, Massachusetts)