Box or Trunk


Japanned, dome-top trunk or lidded box with scrolled hasp lock on front, circular wire ring handle on top, and two hinges at back. Box front and side are painted with pale-blue, gilt-bordered, scalloped rounds, each containing a red flower with yellow and white center flanked by clusters of red berries or cherries. Lid front and sides have two different patterns of yellow brushwork; top has yellow brushwork around handle and a solid band around edges. Three-piece lid has a wire-rolled rim. Five-piece box has a flat bottom and a top edge folded with wire bead below. Tinned interior. Inside back of lid is scratched "4 12-". No other marks.

Date Made: mid 19th century

Location: Currently not on view

Place Made: United States: United States, Eastern

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


Exhibition Location:

Data Source: National Museum of American History

Id Number: DL.322631.0022Catalog Number: 322631.0022Accession Number: 322631

Object Name: trunk

Physical Description: iron (overall material)tin (overall material)iron wire (rims; handle material)asphaltum (exterior decoration material)paint (exterior decoration material)gold (exterior decoration material)Measurements: overall: 7 3/4 in x 10 in x 6 7/8 in; 19.685 cm x 25.4 cm x 17.4625 cm


Record Id: nmah_309681

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