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Small, white-painted, flat-top trunk or lidded box with scrolled hasp lock on front and one hinge at back; no handle. Box front has a crossed pair of sprigs of light orange-red roses and clusters of three buds on green stems with green, serrated-edge, brushstroke leaves. Box sides each have one similar sprig, that at left facing forward and at right backward. Another sprig of fruit or floral motifs covers the lid top. One-piece lid has a wire-rolled rim on front; the other three sides are folded. The three-piece, flat-bottom box has a folded top edge with a raised bead on the front and sides and a wire (for hinge) along the back. Tinned interior. No marks.
Attributed to the Upson Tinshop in Marion (in the Town of Southington), CT, circa 1773-1837.
Currently not on view
date made
ca 1800 - 1835
place made
United States: Connecticut, Southington
Physical Description
tinned sheet iron (overall material)
iron wire (rims material)
paint (exterior decoration material)
overall: 2 1/2 in x 4 1/4 in x 3 1/4 in; 6.35 cm x 10.795 cm x 8.255 cm
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Home and Community Life: Domestic Life
Domestic Furnishings
Data Source
National Museum of American History


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