Candle Box

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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
date made
ca 1946
year acquired
ca 1946
place made
United States
place used
United States: District of Columbia, Washington
Physical Description
steel (overall material)
paint (overall decoration material)
gold (overall decoration material)
copper (overall decoration material)
brass (hinges material)
pewter (feet material)
overall: 3 in x 10 1/8 in x 3 in; 7.62 cm x 25.7175 cm x 7.62 cm
ID Number
catalog number
accession number
Credit Line
Gift of Mrs. John H. Murray
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Home and Community Life: Domestic Life
Domestic Furnishings
Data Source
National Museum of American History


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