Bandbox

Collection Type

  • Wallpaper

Date

1855-1865

GUSN

GUSN-271046

Description

Rectangular pasteboard bandbox with lid. Box [A] and lid [B] are covered with multiple layers of block-printed wallpaper and newspaper. Uppermost layer is a white leaf and vine pattern on cinnamon ground. Interior lined with newspaper dated November 1857 and American Cosmopolitan Art Gallery painting catalogue.

Details

Descriptive Terms

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

Inscription

"Mrs. Harry Nicholas / Main Rd. / Flanders, N.J. / Hat boxes" (handwritten)
"Dr. du Fule, / Jr. / Essex [illegible] / send / back" (Some illegible text)

Associated Person

Waterhouse, Dorothy S.

Maker

Unknown

Location of Origin

United States

Dimensions

7 x 14 x 9 1/2 (HxWxD) (inches)

Credit Line

Gift of Bernard Scott

Accession Number

2001.281.12AB

Wallpaper Details

Print Technique

Block Printed

Ground Color

Cinnamon

State

Original

Type

Machine Made

Medium

Paper

Decor Motif

Leaves
Vines