Bandbox

Collection Type

  • Wallpaper

Date

1800-1835

GUSN

GUSN-49736

Description

Oval wooden bandbox (A) and pasteboard lid (B). Box and lid are covered with mutliple layers of paper. Lowest visible paper on box has a Neoclasical landscape with figures and architectural structures block printed in blues, white and varnish green on a peach background. This layer is partially covered by a paper with block printed stylized flowers and foliage, printed in blue and white. However, either the motifs or background may have been an irise pattern originally. This paper is the visible layer on the lid. Lower edge of box also has scraps of printed textile affixed. Interior of box bottom is lined with decaying newspaper.\n Interior of lid is lined with a plain beige fabric.

Details

Descriptive Terms

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

Inscription

"[illegible] Salem Express / from / 32 Court Square, Boston" (Printed label which had been on lid; now loose inside box.)

Additional Identification Number

1980.98

Maker

Unknown

Object Type

Personal Gear

Dimensions

10 x 15 x 12 (HxWxD) (inches)

Accession Number

1980.98AB

Wallpaper Details

Form

Bandbox

Ground Color

Peach

State

Original

Type

Handmade

Medium

Paper

Period/Style

Scenic
Rainbow