Bandbox

Collection Type

  • Wallpaper

Date

1825-1835

GUSN

GUSN-271079

Description

Pasteboard bandbox with lid. Bandbox [A] is covered in a block-printed wallpaper with a rose basket and drapery swag pattern on light blue ground. The lid [B], which may not be original to the box, is covered in wallpaper depicting a shepardess. Box interior is lined with white paper. Stitching is visible on the lid and underside of the box.

Details

Descriptive Terms

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

Inscription

"M" (Letter "M" is circled)
"A.D.B." (handwritten)
"From Miss Allison Howell / Sunthold, LJ.N.4" (handwritten)

Additional Identification Number

2001.296
2002.63.16ab

Related Items

Title Bandbox Accession Number 2001.281.43

Maker

Unknown

Object Type

Personal Gear

Dimensions

11 3/4 x 16 3/4 x 12 1/4 (HxWxD) (inches)

Credit Line

Gift of Bernard Scott

Accession Number

2001.281.16AB

Wallpaper Details

Print Technique

Block Printed

Form

Bandbox

Ground Color

Lt. Blue

State

Original

Type

Handmade

Paper Finish

Laid

Medium

Paper

Decor Motif

Floral
Basket
Drapery
Shepardess
Animals