I noticed these early 19th century bandboxes at the Winter Antiques Show last week
(which retailed for five figures each).
During my NYC trip I also stumbled upon The Met's bandboxes in open storage...
...and I especially loved this one.
There's a 19th century bonnet with "wallpaper box" currently for sale on ebay.
I've been researching New England bandboxes and wanted to share the following...
Connecticut Historical Society Accession Number 2003.7.2.a-e
Historic New England has oodles of boxes. Here are two that I find curious:
Historic New England 1790-1810, Accession Number 1931.66.5a
Historic New England 1815-1820, Accession Number 1923.211
My current favorite 18th century bandbox, which is for sale on Etsy.com, has a great Little Rhody connection.
There are two nice boxes at my local historical society. There were made by a well-known maker. Of course I can't remember her name at the moment. I will see if I can get some pictures.ReplyDelete
Hi Emily, I think there are a few bandboxes in the collection at my work too. I would love to see pics of the ones you're thinking of!Delete
That etsy listing is pretty sweet... We've got a splint used by Solomon Drowne in the collection at work, and his papers are at the Hay Library. And yes, a stack of boxes of all sizes in the attic. Someday they'll be photographed!ReplyDelete
I'm researching a band box of my own- can you recommend any books/online sources to look into?ReplyDelete
I would suggest starting with the book "Bandboxes: Tips, Tools, and Techniques for Learning the Craft." Good luck!Delete