Box or Trunk

Small, plain, rectangular box with scrolled hasp lock on front and two hinges at back; no handle. Flat lid is made of one piece with a wire-rolled rim. Box is made of two pieces, one for body and one for flat bottom, with soft-soldered, folded edges; top edge of front and sides are folded down with a raised bead below. No marks.
Currently not on view
Object Name
date made
1820 - 1860
Physical Description
iron (overall material)
tin (overall material)
paint (exterior material)
overall: 1 3/4 in x 4 1/4 in x 3 1/8 in; 4.445 cm x 10.795 cm x 7.9375 cm
place made
United States: Eastern United States
ID Number
catalog number
accession number
Domestic Furnishings
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Home and Community Life: Domestic Life
Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center
Credit Line
Gift of Kenneth E. Jewett
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