Box or Trunk

Description:

Japanned and gilt-decorated trunk or box with stamped lid featuring a raised, ogee-sided rectangle; a scrolled hasp lock is on front, a gilt-brass, post-and-bail handle at top, and two hinges at back. Box front has stenciled floral design; fine gilt penciling is on all four sides of lid and box. Lid has a wire-rolled rim, while the box has sharp plain edges with a large raised bead below and a flat bottom. Both lid and box are made of five pieces soft-soldered at their seams on the inside. Tinned interior. No marks.

Date Made: late 19th or early 20th century

Location: Currently not on view

Place Made: United States

See more items in: Home and Community Life: Domestic Life, Domestic Furnishings

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Credit Line: Gift of Kenneth E. Jewett

Data Source: National Museum of American History

Id Number: DL.251349.0037Catalog Number: 251349.0037Accession Number: 251349

Object Name: trunk

Physical Description: iron (overall material)tin (overall material)asphaltum (exterior decoration material)gold (exterior decoration; handle gilding material)brass (handle material)Measurements: overall: 6 5/8 in x 9 5/8 in x 7 in; 16.8275 cm x 24.4475 cm x 17.78 cm

Guid: http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746ae-8556-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa

Record Id: nmah_309678

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