Bandbox

Collection Type

  • Wallpaper

Date

1830-1850

GUSN

GUSN-271053

Description

Wooden bandbox with lid. Box [A] covered in a block-printed rainbow ground wallpaper of yellow, pink, and red with peacock feather, flower and leaf pattern in white. Lid [B] is covered with a rainbow ground wallpaper of red, white and green with red, yellow and white flowers and leaves forming repeating heart pattern. Additional papers trim the base of the box and lid rim. Interior lined with newspaper dated 1847-1848.

Details

Descriptive Terms

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

Inscription

"Newspaper / 1848 / Wallpaper / @ 1830" (handwritten)

Associated Person

Waterhouse, Dorothy S.

Additional Identification Number

2001.294
2002.63.14ab

Maker

Unknown

Location of Origin

United States

Dimensions

4 3/4 x 12 1/8 x 6 3/4 (HxWxD) (inches)

Credit Line

Gift of Bernard Scott

Accession Number

2001.281.14AB

Wallpaper Details

Print Technique

Block Printed

Form

Bandbox

State

Original

Type

Handmade

Medium

Paper

Decor Motif

Floral
Feathers
Flowers and Leaves
Heart

Period/Style

Rainbow