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Bandbox

Artist/Maker:
Fulkerson, Sarah A.
Place Made:
Salem North Carolina United States of America
Date Made:
1848-1865
Medium:
cardboard –wallpaper
Dimensions:
HOA 5 7/8; LOA 10 7/8; DOA 8 5/8
Accession Number:
4484.1-2
Description:
One of a pair of “bandboxes” probably made by Sarah A. Fulkerson of Salem, North Carolina. This box may have been used to store a hat, bonnet, or collars. The other box by Fulkerson in our collection (acc. 4493.1) contains a baby bonnet.
A label pasted inside the lid of this box reads: “FROM/ S.A. FULKERSON,/ MILLINER,/ Salem, N.C.”

RELATED OBJECT: Another box in the collection (4493.1) is attributed to Sarah A. Fulkerson based on similarities with this box. The shapes of the boxes are identical and the sizes are nearly so indicating that they may have been made from the same pattern. Also, the tops of both boxes marbleized paper on the rim which contrasts with the paper used to cover the rest of the box.

DESCRIPTION: Wallpaper covered cardboard box lined with white paper and containing 16 round interleaving sheets (4484.2a-p). Wallpaper is block printed with a design of alternating bands; the first band is composed of stylized vines in brown, white, and blue. The alternate band consists of a more realistic floral vine between two comparatively heavy white shaped bands. The ground color is gray. The top of the box is covered with the same paper with the exception of the brim which is covered in marbleized paper. Label pasted inside lid is gold printing on cream colored paper

Credit Line:
Old Salem Purchase Fund