Bandbox

Collection Type

  • Wallpaper

Date

1835-1840

GUSN

GUSN-271111

Description

Round cardboard bandbox with lid. Twentieth century box [A] and lid [B] covered with nineteenth century block-printed scenic figure wallpaper depicting outdoor dance scene. Scene includes men and women dancing and musicians playing instruments. Scene is surrounded by repeating green diaper pattern on grey ground. On side of box, green striped wallpaper with circular emblem. Paper covers the bottom of the box.

Details

Descriptive Terms

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

Related Items

Title Bandbox Accession Number 2001.281.18AB
Title Bandbox Accession Number 2001.281.23AB

Maker

Unknown

Location of Origin

United States

Object Type

Personal Gear

Dimensions

7 1/16 (H), 10 1/8 (diameter) (inches)

Credit Line

Gift of Bernard Scott

Accession Number

2001.281.24AB

Wallpaper Details

Print Technique

Block Printed

Ground Color

Grey

State

Original

Type

Machine Made

Medium

Paper

Decor Motif

Dancing
Diaper
Dance
Music
Landscape
Figure