Japanned, dome-top box with scrolled hasp lock on front, oval wire ring handle on top, and two hinges at back. Box front is painted with a wide white band containing two, right-facing, three-petaled, red tulips springing from six green leaflets above a thin red line, a row of yellow dots and brushstrokes, and a single yellow line along base; black pencilwork details and squiggles. Box sides have two yellow brushstroke swags above two yellow lines. Lid sides with yellow brushstrokes; top plain. Three-piece lid has a wire-rolled rim. Three-piece box has a top edge folded with a wire bead below and a flat bottom. Tinned interior. No marks.
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Object Name
date made
ca 1800 - 1850
Physical Description
tinned sheet iron (overall material)
iron wire (rims; handle material)
asphaltum (exterior decoration material)
paint (exterior decoration material)
overall: 4 1/8 in x 7 1/8 in x 3 1/2 in; 10.4775 cm x 18.0975 cm x 8.89 cm
place made
United States: Connecticut
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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