Bandbox

Collection Type

  • Wallpaper

Date

1850-1855

GUSN

GUSN-30087

Description

Oval wooden bandbox (A) and lid (B) covered with wallpaper. Wallpaper has pattern with floral boquets against a background of delicate scrolling ferns. Block printed in pink, red, white, green and varnished green on yellow ground. Box and lid are lined with June 1, 1838 issue of "The Manual" newspaper from Boston, MA. Wormwood damage.

Details

Descriptive Terms

bandboxes (containers)
paper (fiber product)
wood (plant material)
Unidentified Paper
Bandbox

Inscription

"Warranted Nailed / Band Boxes, / Manufactured by / Hannah Davis, / East Jaffrey, N.H." (Manufacturer's label pasted on inside of lid.)

Additional Identification Number

1923.745
WP 626
HB 27

Maker

Unknown

Credit Line

Gift of Mrs. D. P. Abercrombie

Accession Number

1923.745AB

Wallpaper Details

Print Technique

Block Printed

Form

Bandbox

Ground Color

Yellow

State

Original

Type

Handmade

Medium

Paper

Decor Motif

bouquets
ferns