Small, dark green-painted, flat-top box with tapered and scrolled hasp lock on front and one hinge at back; no handle. Lid top and box front and sides have right-facing sprigs of red flowers, buds, and fruits or cherries amidst yellow-veined, S-stroke leaves with turned-over tips. Yellow pencilling on top and all sides except back. One-piece lid has a wire-rolled rim on front; the other sides are folded. Three-piece box has a top edge folded with a raised bead on the front and sides, a wire (for hinge) along back and flat bottom. Tinned interior. No marks.
Attributed to the Upson Tinshop of Marion (in the Town of Southington), CT, circa 1773-1837.
Currently not on view
Object Name
date made
ca 1800 - 1835
Physical Description
tinned sheet iron (overall material)
iron wire (rims material)
paint (exterior decoration material)
overall: 2 in x 3 3/8 in x 2 1/2 in; 5.08 cm x 8.5725 cm x 6.35 cm
place made
United States: Connecticut, Southington
ID Number
accession number
catalog number
Domestic Furnishings
Group 1
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Home and Community Life: Domestic Life
Group 1
Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center
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