Japanned, dome-top box with scrolled hasp lock on front, small circular wire ring handle on top, and two hinges at back. Box front is painted with a symmetrical, geometric design of five large salmon-red circles having white and alizarin overstrokes from which extend yellow, white, vermilion red, and green brushwork with yellow hash marks. Box sides have a yellow circular motif. Lid top features a yellow X shape made from ribbon strokes; lid front and sides have a ribbon-and-dot band. Three-piece lid has a wire-rolled rim. Three-piece box has a flat bottom and a top edge folded with wire bead below. No marks.

Attributed to the Oliver Buckley Tinshop of Stevens Plains (now Westbrook), ME, circa 1807-1855.

Date Made: ca 1807 - 1855

Location: Currently not on view

Place Made: United States: Maine, Westbrook

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Exhibition Location:

Data Source: National Museum of American History

Id Number: 1978.0119.19Accession Number: 1978.0119Catalog Number: 1978.0119.19

Object Name: trunk

Physical Description: tinned sheet iron (overall material)iron wire (rims; handle material)asphaltum (exterior decoration material)paint (exterior decoration material)Measurements: overall: 6 in x 8 3/4 in x 4 7/8 in; 15.24 cm x 22.225 cm x 12.3825 cm


Record Id: nmah_309669

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