Bandbox

Collection Type

  • Wallpaper

Date

1815-1830

GUSN

GUSN-272228

Description

Pasteboard bandbox (A) with lid (B). Border wallpaper, flocked and block-printed in two different patterns: outside: pink and white primroses with green leaves and stems, brown ground color; rim: same green shade of spiral borders. Box top border: covered in turquoise paper. Inside: 3/4 covered in white/gray floral design, lion's head, repeating pattern, bouquet of blue flowers on maroon ground. 1/4 of inside covered in same material as outer box. Bottom inside: lithograph of dancing woman. Newspaper lining box underside, June 1845; lid lined in same turquoise paper.

Details

Descriptive Terms

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

Associated Person

Waterhouse, Dorothy S.

Maker

Unknown

Dimensions

2 1/2 x 12 3/8 x 8 1/2 (HxWxD) (inches)

Credit Line

Gift of Bernard Scott

Accession Number

2001.281.31AB

Wallpaper Details

Print Technique

Block Printed

Design Technique

Flocked

Ground Color

Brown

State

Original

Type

Handmade

Medium

Paper

Decor Motif

Rose
Floral
Spiral
Lion