Box or Trunk

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Small, oval box or trunk with a low-domed lid attached by an offset hinge at back; exterior painted dark blue. No handle, clasp or lock. Lid has a wire-rolled rim and box has a plain-edged collar with raised bead below. Lid and box each have one soft-soldered lapped seam; the lid top and flat box bottom have projecting folded edges. No marks.
Currently not on view
date made
1830 - 1880
place made
United States
Physical Description
iron (overall material)
tin (overall material)
paint (exterior decoration material)
overall: 3 in x 5 1/4 in x 3 5/8 in; 7.62 cm x 13.335 cm x 9.2075 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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