Bandbox

Collection Type

  • Wallpaper

Date

1840-1850

GUSN

GUSN-272230

Description

Wooden bandbox (A) with lid (B). Box is covered with two layers of decorative paper. The first layer is a block-printed yellow floral on blue ground. The second, top layer is a block-printed rococo floral with scrolls and urns on verticle vines and borders. Printed in brown, green, white on gray ground. Inside of box and underside of lid are lined with Amherst, New Hampshire newspaper dated December 29, 1821 and June 7, 1828 respectively.

Details

Descriptive Terms

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

Related Items

Title Wallpaper Accession Number 2001.281.624

Maker

Unknown

Object Type

Personal Gear

Dimensions

1 3/8 x 19 1/2 x 15 1/8 (HxWxD) (inches)

Credit Line

Gift of Bernard Scott

Accession Number

2001.281.33AB

Wallpaper Details

Print Technique

Block Printed

Design Technique

Flocked

Form

Bandbox

Ground Color

Grey

State

Original

Type

Machine Made

Medium

Paper

Decor Motif

floral
urns
scroll
vines

Period/Style

Rococo Revival