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Bandboxes by B & A

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Announcement    Here we are pleased to offer you items to complement your living history activities.
Bandboxes are light boxes made of pasteboard or thin flexible pieces of wood and paper, for holding caps, bonnets, or other light articles of attire, so called because band boxes were originally made to contain the starched “bands” or wide collars commonly worn in the 17th century. These boxes were commonly painted or covered in wallpaper remnants and lined with newspaper. In addition to collars, bandboxes can be used for hats, shawls, sewing items, gloves, fans, stockings, etc. They were popular throughout the 18th and 19th century.

Custom orders: Don’t see what you like? We have many different wallpapers to choose from, ranging from the Colonial period to the 1870s, as well as many different sizes and shapes of bandboxes. We can make them unlined, lined with the same or different wallpaper, marbled paper, or 1860s Harper’s Weekly Newspapers. We also make custom sizes, sewing the boxes together by hand.
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Last updated on Jul 20, 2021

Here we are pleased to offer you items to complement your living history activities.
Bandboxes are light boxes made of pasteboard or thin flexible pieces of wood and paper, for holding caps, bonnets, or other light articles of attire, so called because band boxes were originally made to contain the starched “bands” or wide collars commonly worn in the 17th century. These boxes were commonly painted or covered in wallpaper remnants and lined with newspaper. In addition to collars, bandboxes can be used for hats, shawls, sewing items, gloves, fans, stockings, etc. They were popular throughout the 18th and 19th century.

Custom orders: Don’t see what you like? We have many different wallpapers to choose from, ranging from the Colonial period to the 1870s, as well as many different sizes and shapes of bandboxes. We can make them unlined, lined with the same or different wallpaper, marbled paper, or 1860s Harper’s Weekly Newspapers. We also make custom sizes, sewing the boxes together by hand.
Contact us to get a quote.

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