Japanned, dome-top box with scrolled hasp lock on front, small circular wire ring handle on top, and two hinges at back. Box front is painted with a symmetrical, geometric design of five large salmon-red circles having white and alizarin overstrokes from which extend yellow, white, vermilion red, and green brushwork with yellow hash marks. Box sides have a yellow circular motif. Lid top features a yellow X shape made from ribbon strokes; lid front and sides have a ribbon-and-dot band. Three-piece lid has a wire-rolled rim. Three-piece box has a flat bottom and a top edge folded with wire bead below. No marks.
Attributed to the Oliver Buckley Tinshop of Stevens Plains (now Westbrook), ME, circa 1807-1855.
Currently not on view
Object Name
date made
ca 1807 - 1855
Physical Description
tinned sheet iron (overall material)
iron wire (rims; handle material)
asphaltum (exterior decoration material)
paint (exterior decoration material)
overall: 6 in x 8 3/4 in x 4 7/8 in; 15.24 cm x 22.225 cm x 12.3825 cm
place made
United States: Maine, Westbrook
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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