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What is this?

Box has yellow field with brown, blue and green printing representing a canal in a landscape. Top does not belong with box. Printed in browns, with a tempietto.

This is a bandbox and lid from United States. It is dated ca. 1840 and we acquired it in 1913. Gift of Mrs. James O. Green.

Its medium is

block-printed paper on pasteboard support

Its dimensions are

H x W x D: 25.4 x 38.5 x 30.2 cm (10 in. x 15 3/16 in. x 11 7/8 in.)

It is inscribed

Written in ink on label on lid exterior: Mrs. Briant Pine Plains

This object was donated by Mrs. James O. Green

This object has been included in the following exhibitions:

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<ref name=CH>{{cite web |url= |title=Bandbox And Lid, "Grand Canal", ca. 1840 |author=Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum |accessdate=18 December 2014 |publisher=Smithsonian Institution}}</ref>

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