Green-painted, flat-top box with a tapered and scrolled hasp lock on front and two hinges at back; no handle. Lid top has a symmetrical floral design of three white flowers with burnt umber and green overstrokes amidst lobed green leaves and clusters of white buds on green leaflets; all leaves have black veining, the main vein highlighted yellow. Yellow penciling around top and all sides except back; yellow leaflet on the hasp. One-piece lid has a wire-rolled rim. Three-piece box has a top edge folded with a wire bead below and a flat bottom. Golden-brown japanned interior. No marks.
Currently not on view
Object Name
date made
ca 1800 - 1840
Physical Description
tinned sheet iron (overall material)
iron wire (rims material)
paint (exterior decoration material)
asphaltum (interior decoration material)
overall: 2 5/8 in x 6 3/4 in x 4 1/4 in; 6.6675 cm x 17.145 cm x 10.795 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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