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Hatbox

Object Number: 
X.202bc
Date: 
1800-1850
Medium: 
Cardboard, paper, textile
Dimensions: 
Overall: 9 x 13 1/4 x 10 3/4 in. ( 22.9 x 33.7 x 27.3 cm )
Marks: 
printed: on paper label pasted to lid: "FROM/GARDEN & BROWN'S/CHEAP/WHOLESALE & RETAIL/HAT & CAP/WAREHOUSE,/No. 196 MARKET STREET,/Second door below Sixth,/PHILADELPHIA."
Description: 
Cardboard hatbox in the shape of a high hat with curving brim facing up, covered in paper printed with bunches of flowers (hand-painted) and geometric patterns traced in tiny dots across box, in green, yellow, and brown on off-white ground; edge of lid covered with paper printed with geometric pattern consisting of abstract forms traced in brown; edge of lid and inside of lid covered with printed paper with text from the Bible, paper label pasted to top of lid; lap joints secured with stitching.
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group