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Bandbox

Object Number: 
1937.1623ab
Date: 
1835-1836
Medium: 
Cardboard, paper
Dimensions: 
Overall: 13 1/2 x 22 1/4 x 19 in. ( 34.3 x 56.5 x 48.3 cm )
Marks: 
printed: on lid, above building: "CASTLE GARDEN" printed: on side of bandbox, on hand pumper: "13"
Inscriptions: 

circular adhesive label: attached to underside of lid: inscribed in black ink: "2733 / Amer".

Description: 
Ovoid cardboard bandbox and lid covered in blue paper printed with three different scenes on each side and lid in brown, green, and white; on one side, scene of column of figures in colonial dress carrying various implements and pulling hand pumper in foreground, with houses in background, one with smoke billowing out of roof; on other side, line of horse-drawn coaches with drivers and passengers in foreground, with houses (possibly inns) and trees in background; on lid, Castle Garden depicted in background with American flag flying, with trees, lawn, and narrow road in foreground; edge of lid covered with paper printed with geometric pattern in brown on white ground.
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.
Credit Line: 
Purchased from Elie Nadelman
Provenance: 
The Folk Art Collection of Elie Nadelman
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group