Overall: 2 5/8 x 21 3/4 x 14 1/2 in. ( 6.7 x 55.2 x 36.8 cm )
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.)
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.
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.
Gift of Mr. Leslie A. Davis
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.