Very Rare WALLPAPER BOWL
Most likely Pennsylvania, ca. 1840. Colors and patterns often seen on Pennsylvania wallpaper boxes of the period, yet on a rare “bowl”, the bowl constructed of pressboard “petals” joined by hand-sewn seams. Structurally superb condition, the wallpaper with expected period wear. Diameter about 8 ¾ inches; height 2 ¾. Private Northeast collection. May have been used for holding sewing items. The first example of this rare form that I have seen.