Box or Trunk

Gilt-stenciled, japanned dome-top trunk or lidded box with scrolled hasp lock on front, circular wire ring handle on top, and two hinges at back. Faint symmetrical floral design is on the box front and even fainter traces of a stenciled border are on lid top. Three-piece lid has a wire-rolled front rim and three folded edges. Three-piece box has a folded top edge with wire bead below and a flat bottom. Tinned interior. No marks.
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Object Name
date made
Physical Description
iron (overall material)
tin (overall material)
iron wire (rims; handle material)
asphaltum (exterior decoration material)
gold (exterior decoration material)
overall: 4 in x 6 in x 3 5/8 in; 10.16 cm x 15.24 cm x 9.2075 cm
place made
United States: Northeastern United States
United Kingdom: England
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catalog number
accession number
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Home and Community Life: Domestic Life
Domestic Furnishings
Group 1
Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center
Credit Line
Gift of Kenneth E. Jewett
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