Bandbox

Object Number: 
1952.325bc
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 )
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.)
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.
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.
Credit Line: 
Gift of Mr. Leslie A. Davis
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group