Bandbox

Collection Type

  • Wallpaper

Date

1825-1835

GUSN

GUSN-271905

Description

Wooden and pasteboard bandbox with lid. Box base (A) and lid (B) are wood approximately 1/4 inch thick. Sides of box (A) are pasteboard. Bandbox is covered with a block-printed yellow, blue, and orange floral pattern wallpaper on cream ground. The exterior base of the box (A) and interior of lid (B) are lined with newspaper dated 1845 from Nashville, NH (today a part of Nashua, NH).

Details

Descriptive Terms

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

Inscription

"Wallpaper / Newspaper/ of/ 1845 / Hurd" (handwritten)

Maker

Unknown

Location of Origin

United States

Object Type

Personal Gear

Dimensions

4 7/8 x 9 9/16 x 6 3/4 (HxWxD) (inches)

Credit Line

Gift of Bernard Scott

Accession Number

2001.281.27AB

Date

1825-1835 (Nashville, NH existed from 1842-1853)

Wallpaper Details

Print Technique

Block Printed

Ground Color

Cream

State

Original

Type

Handmade

Paper Finish

Laid

Medium

Paper

Decor Motif

Floral