Box or Trunk

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Dome-top trunk or lidded box with scrolled hasp lock on front, oval wire ring handle pinned to top, and two hinges at back; japanned decoration removed but shows vestiges of a horizontal band above heart shapes on front and red flakes of paint elsewhere. Five-piece lid has an overhanging, folded-edge top and wire-rolled rim. Five-piece box has a flat bottom and a top edge folded with a wire bead below. Japanned or varnished interior. No marks.
Currently not on view
date made
ca 1820 - 1850
place made
United States: Eastern United States
Physical Description
iron (overall material)
tin (overall material)
paint (exterior decoration material)
overall: 7 5/8 in x 9 3/4 in x 7 1/2 in; 19.3675 cm x 24.765 cm x 19.05 cm
ID Number
catalog number
accession number
Credit Line
Gift of Kenneth E. Jewett
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Home and Community Life: Domestic Life
Domestic Furnishings
Data Source
National Museum of American History


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