Box or Trunk

Description
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.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
trunk
date made
1850-1875
Physical Description
iron (overall material)
tin (overall material)
iron wire (rims; handle material)
asphaltum (exterior decoration material)
gold (exterior decoration material)
Measurements
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
ID Number
DL*245425.0081
catalog number
245425.0081
accession number
245425
subject
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
Credit Line
Gift of Kenneth E. Jewett
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