Candle Box

Black cylindrical candle box with inset ends on four cast feet. Hinged lid is decorated with a cluster of three strawberries and leaves created by a positive stencil on a metallic gold and copper ground with gilt pencilwork details added. Gilt rope border on lid, flourishes on ends, and lines on feet. Gilt signature at lower right "Makey".
Currently not on view
Object Name
box, candle
date made
ca 1946
year acquired
ca 1946
Physical Description
steel (overall material)
paint (overall decoration material)
gold (overall decoration material)
copper (overall decoration material)
brass (hinges material)
pewter (feet material)
average spatial: 7.8 cm x 7.8 cm x 25.8 cm; 3 1/16 in x 3 1/16 in x 10 3/16 in
overall: 3 in x 10 1/8 in x 3 in; 7.62 cm x 25.7175 cm x 7.62 cm
place made
United States
place used
United States: District of Columbia, Washington
ID Number
catalog number
accession number
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Home and Community Life: Domestic Life
Domestic Furnishings
Group 1
Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center
Credit Line
Gift of Mrs. John H. Murray
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