Bandbox

Collection Type

  • Wallpaper

Date

1825-1835

GUSN

GUSN-271906

Description

Wooden bandbox with lid. Box (A) and lid (B) covered with two layers of deocorative paper. First layer is a multihued rainbow ground paper in green, orange and red with large block-printed, floral design. The second, or uppermost, paper layer is a lily and leaf pattern on grey ground. The second layer of paper is fragmented. The underside of the lid is lined with newspaper dated 1848. The box contains one bonnet and two top hats.

Details

Descriptive Terms

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

Maker

Unknown

Location of Origin

United States

Object Type

Personal Gear

Dimensions

11 3/4 x 17 3/8 x 12 13/18 (HxWxD) (inches)

Credit Line

Gift of Bernard Scott

Accession Number

2001.281.28AB

Wallpaper Details

Print Technique

Block Printed

Design Technique

Irise

Ground Color

Grey

State

Photo

Medium

Paper

Decor Motif

Floral

Period/Style

Rainbow