Bandbox

Collection Type

  • Wallpaper

Date

ca. 1855

GUSN

GUSN-30089

Description

Oval wooden bandbox (A) with lid (B). Box and lid are covered with with wallpaper with repeating circular floral medallions consisting of tulips and other flowers surrounded by foliage. Medallions are separated by stylized scrolling motifs. Block printed in two pinks, green, varnish green and white on a yellow ground. Box and lid are lined with newspaper dated April 26, 1854

Details

Descriptive Terms

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

Inscription

"Warranted Nailed / Band Boxes, / Manufactured by / Hannah Davis, East Jaffrey, N.H." (Prnted label pasted inside lid.)

Maker

Davis, Hannah (Maker)

Object Type

Personal Gear

Dimensions

12 3/4 x 15 1/2 x 11 3/4 (HxWxD) (inches)

Credit Line

Gift of Mrs. D. P. Abercrombie

Accession Number

1923.747AB

Wallpaper Details

Print Technique

Block Printed

Form

Bandbox

Ground Color

Yellow

State

Original

Type

Handmade

Medium

Paper

Period/Style

Floral Medallion