Bandbox

Bandbox
Title
Bandbox
Date 
1810-1820
Medium 
Cardboard, paper
Dimensions 
Overall: 2 5/8 x 21 3/4 x 14 1/2 in. ( 6.7 x 55.2 x 36.8 cm )
Description 
Crescent-shaped bandbox with lid, covered in paper printed with geometric pattern of repeating diamond-like forms and leaf-like motifs, in brown on yellow ground, with green circles spaced regularly; edge of lid covered in paper printed with geometric pattern consisting of orange and white loops on black ground.
Credit Line 
Gift of Mr. Leslie A. Davis
Object Number 
1952.325bc
Marks 
printed: in black on paper label affixed to inside of box: "TRUNKS & BAND-BOXES, MADE AND SOLD AT/JOSEPH PIGGOT'S/Upholstery Store,/NO. 64 DIVISION STREET,/NEW-YORK,/(Wholesale and Retail.)
Gallery Label 
According to accession records, this bandbox contained a black beaver hat worn by Caleb S. Woodhull, grandfather of the donor, during the War of 1812.
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group