Bandbox

Collection Type

  • Wallpaper

Date

1825-1835

GUSN

GUSN-271090

Description

Pasteboard bandbox with lid. Box [A] is covered with block-printed border wallpaper with drapery swag pattern on blue ground. The interior bottom of box is lined with newspaper. Half of the lid [B] is covered in wallpaper with a flower bouquet in vase. The other half is covered with a scene of a woman beside a fountain. Both lid papers are on blue ground. The box has a string handle.

Details

Descriptive Terms

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

Associated Person

Waterhouse, Dorothy S.

Additional Identification Number

2001.301
2002.63.21ab

Maker

Unknown

Location of Origin

United States

Dimensions

11 1/2 x 18 1/4 x 16 1/4 (HxWxD) (inches)

Credit Line

Gift of Bernard Scott

Accession Number

2001.281.21AB

Wallpaper Details

Print Technique

Block Printed

Form

Bandbox

Ground Color

Blue

State

Original

Type

Handmade

Paper Finish

Laid

Medium

Paper

Decor Motif

Drapery Swag
Floral
Fountain
Animals
Pastoral