Box or Trunk

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
Object Name
date made
mid to late 19th century
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
place made
United States
ID Number
catalog number
accession number
Domestic Furnishings
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Home and Community Life: Domestic Life
Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center
Credit Line
Gift of Kenneth E. Jewett
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