Bandbox

Collection Type

  • Wallpaper

Date

1855-1860

GUSN

GUSN-271034

Description

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.

Details

Descriptive Terms

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

Inscription

"10" (Red)
"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)

Associated Person

Waterhouse, Dorothy S.

Maker

Meriam & Brothers (Manufacturer)

Location of Origin

Boston, Massachusetts, United States

Dimensions

6 1/4 x 10 3/4 x 8 3/4 (HxWxD) (inches)

Credit Line

Gift of Bernard Scott

Accession Number

2001.281.11AB

Reference Notes

Reference is to Meriam & Brothers wallpaper manufacturer (see Inscription).

Places

Massachusetts (United States)
Boston (Suffolk county, Massachusetts)

Related Items

Title Hat Accession Number 2001.281.44

Wallpaper Details

Print Technique

Block Printed

Ground Color

Cream

State

Original

Type

Machine Made

Medium

Paper

Decor Motif

Floral
Spirals