Japanned, dome-top box with scrolled hasp lock on front, circular wire ring handle on top and two hinges at back. Box front is painted with a right-leaning sprig of three, fan-shaped, red flowers and pairs of buds, all overpainted with shaded or fingered-off blue-to-white; white-veined, serrated-edge, green leaf at center surrounded by green, yellow, and translucent white leaflets. Box sides have a four-arm, red-and-green, X-shaped pinwheel. Lid top has a yellow leafy wreath around handle and is bordered by thin yellow and thick green bands; a red line is on the lid front and sides. Three-piece lid has a wire-rolled rim. Three-piece box has a folded top edge with wire bead below and a flat bottom. Tinned interior. No marks.
Attributed to the New York Filley Tinshop, started by Augustus Filley (1789-1945), of Lansingburgh, NY, circa 1814-1870.
Currently not on view
Object Name
date made
ca 1814 - 1870
Physical Description
tinned sheet iron (overall material)
iron wire (rims; handle material)
asphaltum (exterior decoration material)
paint (exterior decoration material)
overall: 5 7/8 in x 9 in x 4 3/4 in; 14.9225 cm x 22.86 cm x 12.065 cm
Place Made
United States: New York, Lansingburgh
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
Credit Line
Gift of Mrs. John H. Murray
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