Box or Trunk

Large, square, lidded box with scrolled hasp lock on front, brass bail handle with wooden grip on top, and two hinges riveted to the back. Lid has a wire-rolled rim, while the box has a top edge folded with a 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
Physical Description
iron (overall material)
tin (overall material)
iron wire (rims material)
brass (handle material)
wood (handle material)
overall: 7 3/4 in x 12 3/4 in x 12 7/8 in; 19.685 cm x 32.385 cm x 32.7025 cm
place made
United Kingdom: England
United States
ID Number
catalog number
accession 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 Kenneth E. Jewett
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