Spice Box

Rectangular, green-painted box with a scrolled hasp lock on front, a raised, cyma-bracketed rectangle and gilt brass post-and-bail handle on stamped lid, and two hinges at back; golden-brown japanned interior. Both lid and box are made of five pieces with folded seams. Lid has a wire-rolled rim while box has a folded rim with raised bead below. No marks. Contains six spice tins, DL*257491.0029-.034.
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Object Name
box, spice
date made
mid 19th to early 20th century
Physical Description
iron (overall material)
tin (overall material)
paint (exterior decoration material)
asphaltum (interior decoration material)
brass (handle material)
gold (handle gilding material)
overall: 3 5/8 in x 9 1/2 in x 7 in; 9.2075 cm x 24.13 cm x 17.78 cm
place made
United Kingdom: England
ID Number
catalog number
accession number
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Home and Community Life: Domestic Life
Domestic Furnishings
Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center


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