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Small, round pasteboard bandbox (A) and lid (B) from New Ipswich, New Hampshire. The box is covered with a figured landscape wallpaper depicting a standing man presenting a seated woman with a bouquet of flowers in a pastoral setting. Couple wears Empire-style dress. Wallpaper is block-printed in black, white and two blues on blue ground. Several fragments of red fabric with a yellow and black pattern are affixed to the wallpaper. A fabric cover must have been added over the wallpaper and later removed.
paper (fiber product)
block printing (relief printing process)
" 'Jo' / New Ipswich, N. H." (Handwriting of Dorothy Waterhouse.)
"# 18" (Written in red pencil.)
Waterhouse, Dorothy S.
6 1/8 (H), 8 3/4 (diameter) (inches)
Gift of Bernard Scott
1810-1820 (Based on wallpaper date.)
New Ipswich (Hillsborough county, New Hampshire)