Bandbox

Collection Type

  • Wallpaper

Date

1790-1820

GUSN

GUSN-54439

Description

Oval pasteboard bandbox (A) and lid (B). Box and lid are covered with wallpaper. Motif on top of lid is a stylized tree and rim of lid has vertical stripes. Box has stripes, geometric motifs, and bird among foliage. Block printed in pink, red, green and white on dark yellow ground. Handstitched repair to rim of lid.

Details

Descriptive Terms

bandboxes (containers)
paper (fiber product)
Bandbox

Label

In exhibit "Boxes: Open and Shut" at SPNEA's One Bowdoin Square Gallery May 15, 2001 to October 2001. The exhibit then traveled to Hancock Shaker Village in Pittsfield, MA where objects were on display from November 2001 to May 6, 2002. *** This box only in Hancock Shaker Village venue.

Inscription

"This box was made / by great grandma / Jaquith. / [?] E Rollins" (Handwritten on label glued to interior bottom of box.)
"This box was made / by great grandmother Jaquith / (Jaquith) of Billerica. / [?] E Rollins" (handwritten)
"this box was made by / Susanna (French) Jaquith / born in Billrica Mass., / Oct. 25, 1775 daughter of / Jonas and Hannah (Page) / French. She married / Joseph Jaquith of Billerica / Mar. 5, 1797 My great great / grandmother. / Edgar J. Rollins" (handwritten)

Additional Identification Number

1946.623

Maker

Unknown

Object Type

Personal Gear

Dimensions

2 3/8 x 6 x 4 (HxWxD) (inches)

Credit Line

Bequest of Edgar J. Rollins

Accession Number

1946.623AB

Wallpaper Details

Form

Bandbox

Ground Color

Yellow

State

Original

Type

Handmade

Medium

Paper

Decor Motif

birds
trees
stripes