Bandbox

Collection Type

  • Wallpaper

Date

1825-1835

GUSN

GUSN-271901

Description

Pasteboard bandbox with lid. Box fragments (A) and (C) are covered with "Empire Garden Scene" wallpaper - a block-printed landscape with male and female figures surrounded by trees and flowers. The female figure holds her skirts while the male figure points upward. The scene is surrounded by a spiral, floral design on a light blue ground. The box has been flattened and is in two pieces. The lid (B) is covered with a wallpaper featuring large bird purched on the branch of a small tree on a light blue ground. The rim is the same pattern as 2002.63.34B

Details

Descriptive Terms

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

Inscription

"Mrs Harold E. Bray / 210 South St / Hingham Mass" (handwritten)
"Miss Knoell / South (illegible). L.L." (handwritten)

Additional Identification Number

2001.305AB
2001.281.25AB

Maker

Unknown

Location of Origin

United States

Object Type

Personal Gear

Dimensions

10 1/2 x 16 1/8 x 12 (HxWxD) (inches)

Credit Line

Gift of Bernard Scott

Accession Number

2001.281.25A-C

Wallpaper Details

Print Technique

Block Printed

Ground Color

Lt. Blue

State

Original

Type

Handmade

Medium

Paper

Decor Motif

Landscape
bird
figure
floral
spiral
leaves