Box or Trunk

Long, rectangular lidded box or trunk with scrolled hasp lock at center of one long side, oval wire handle pinned at center of stamped lid top, and two hinges at back. Lid has a wire-rolled rim, while the box has a folded top edge with wire bead below and a flat bottom. Both lid and box are made of five pieces. Tinned interior. No marks.
Currently not on view
Object Name
date made
late 19th or early 20th century
Physical Description
iron (overall material)
tin (overall material)
iron wire (rims; handle material)
overall: 5 1/4 in x 13 1/2 in x 5 5/8 in; 13.335 cm x 34.29 cm x 14.2875 cm
place made
United States
ID Number
catalog number
accession number
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Home and Community Life: Domestic Life
Domestic Furnishings
Group 1
Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center


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