Spice Box

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Gable- or peaked-top, japanned spice box with a reinforced, low-arched, flat strap handle at top center and two, angled, flip-up hinged lids that open from the outside, each side has a scrolled hasp lock and contains three, equal-size compartments. All edges and seams are folded. Compartments contain spices. No marks. Faint traces of gilt penciling or striping on ends.
Currently not on view
date made
mid to late 19th century
place made
United States
United Kingdom: England
Physical Description
iron (overall material)
tin (overall material)
paint (overall material)
overall: 5 1/8 in x 9 3/8 in x 7 in; 13.0175 cm x 23.8125 cm x 17.78 cm
ID Number
catalog number
accession number
Credit Line
Gift of Kenneth E. Jewett
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Home and Community Life: Domestic Life
Domestic Furnishings
Data Source
National Museum of American History


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