Bandbox

Collection Type

  • Wallpaper

Date

1790-1820

GUSN

GUSN-47276

Description

Small oval pasteboard bandbox (A) and lid (B) covered with two layers of wallpaper. Bottom layer is visible at edge of rim and is light blue. Top layer has a geometric stripe patterns with stripes of diamond shapes alternating with stripes of random dots and stripes of twig-like lines and dots. Block printed in blue on beige ground. Interior of box has blue rag paper lining. \n A printed text fragment is pasted to interior of lid. See "Inscription" for additional details.

Details

Descriptive Terms

bandboxes (containers)
paper (fiber product)
Unidentified Paper
Bandbox

Inscription

"Mr. Glass having presented the late celbrated Dr. Huxham with a Box of this Magnesia, / along iwth his Essay on its Virtues . . . " (Printed text of a letter dated may 18, 1764 from Dr. J. Huxham.)

Additional Identification Number

1966.14A

Maker

Unknown

Object Type

Personal Gear

Dimensions

2 1/4 x 5 x 2 3/8 (HxWxD) (inches)

Credit Line

Gift of Avis and Rockwell Gardiner

Accession Number

1966.14AB

Wallpaper Details

Print Technique

Block Printed

Ground Color

Beige

State

Original

Type

Handmade

Medium

Paper

Decor Motif

geometric
stripes

Period/Style

Geometric