Bandbox

Collection Type

  • Wallpaper

Date

1840-1860

GUSN

GUSN-284693

Description

Oval bandbox with lid. Bandbox (A) and lid (B) covered in blockprinted paper with green, gray and yellow lilacs and roses on a pale gray ground. Box has been reinforced along bottom edge with gray fabric. Lid has paper reinforcment along top edge with blue, gray and gold motifs. Part of lid edge reinforced with hand stitching in black thread.

Details

Descriptive Terms

bandboxes (containers)
paper (fiber product)
Bandbox

Inscription

"Made by Sarah Baker / Savan Hill, Dorchester Mass." (handwritten)
"Beanie / Hat (?) / Harrison (?) / Dorchester / Mass" (handwritten)

Maker

Baker, Sarah

Dimensions

9 5/8 x 13 5/8 x 11 7/8 (HxWxD) (inches)

Credit Line

Gift of Elizabeth A. Huebener

Accession Number

1937.955AB

Places

Massachusetts (United States)
Dorchester (Boston, Suffolk county, Massachusetts) [neighborhood]

Wallpaper Details

Print Technique

Block Printed

Form

Bandbox

Ground Color

Grey

State

Original

Medium

Paper

Period/Style

Floral