Bandbox

Collection Type

  • Wallpaper

Date

1815-1825

GUSN

GUSN-271907

Description

Pasteboard bandbox missing bottom and lid. Box is in unraveled condition. Box covered with two layers of wallpaper. First layer is a blue column pattern. The second layer of paper is block-printed with a sixteen sided medallion with floral center pattern, also blue meandering floral stripes and fan shapes on tan ground. The interior of the box is lined with Boston newspaper dated 1837.

Details

Descriptive Terms

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

Maker

Unknown

Location of Origin

United States

Object Type

Personal Gear

Dimensions

7 5/8 (H) (inches)

Credit Line

Gift of Bernard Scott

Accession Number

2001.281.29

Wallpaper Details

Print Technique

Block Printed

State

Original

Type

Handmade

Use

Border

Medium

Paper

Decor Motif

floral
medallion
striped