Trunk

Description
Small, japanned, coffer- or platform-top box with scrolled hasp lock on front, circular wire handle on lid, and two hinges at back. Lid has a white band on its front and sides overpainted with red circles separated by a zig-zag of green brushstrokes; yellow, symmetrical, wheat-like motifs extend from handle. Box front has a crossed pair of red-to-yellow daisies with yellow-dotted centers on green leafy stems. Box sides and back of lid and box are plain. One-piece lid has a wire-rolled rim. Three-piece box has a top edge folded with a wire bead below and sides that fold under the flat bottom. Tinned interior. No marks.
Attributed to the Stevens Tinshop of Stevens Plains (now Westbrook), ME, circa 1800-1842.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
trunk
date made
ca 1800 - 1840
Physical Description
tinned sheet iron (overall material)
iron wire (rims; handle material)
asphaltum (exterior decoration material)
paint (exterior decoration material)
Measurements
overall: 3 1/4 in x 4 5/8 in x 2 3/4 in; 8.255 cm x 11.7475 cm x 6.985 cm
place made
United States: Maine, Westbrook
ID Number
1978.0119.23
accession number
1978.0119
catalog number
1978.0119.23
See more items in
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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