Bandbox

Bandbox
Title
Bandbox
Date 
1835-1840
Medium 
Wood, paper, metal
Dimensions 
Overall: 12 1/2 x 19 7/8 x 13 7/8 in. ( 31.8 x 50.5 x 35.2 cm )
Description 
Ovoid wooden bandbox and lid covered with paper printed with scene of balloon rising above panorama of houses, brick wall, and trees, in green, brown, and pink on yellow ground, inscribed around sides of bandbox: "CLAYTON..S ASCENT"; lid covered with paper printed with scene divided into two sections, first with man thrusting spear towards serpent, surrounded by wavy sea, second of two houses and brick wall, in green, brown, and pink on yellow ground; edge of lid covered in paper printed with segments of trees, figures, and houses in green, brown, and pink on yellow ground; lap joints secured with metal nails.
Credit Line 
Purchased from Elie Nadelman
Object Number 
1937.1621ab
Marks 
printed: around sides of bandbox: "CLAYTON..S ASCENT"
Gallery Label 
This object was once part of the folk art collection of Elie Nadelman (1882-1946), the avant-garde sculptor. From 1924 to 1934, Nadelman's collection was displayed in his Museum of Folk Arts, located in the Riverdale section of the Bronx. The Historical Society purchased Nadelman's entire collection in 1937.
Provenance 
The Folk Art Collection of Elie Nadelman
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group