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
mid to late 19th century
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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