Box or Trunk


Dome-top trunk or lidded box, originally japanned, with a scrolled hasp lock on front, circular wire ring handle pinned to the top, and two hinges at back. Exterior finish removed but vestiges of large red swags painted on the front and sides remain. Three-piece lid has a wire-rolled rim. Three-piece box has a top edge folded with a wire bead below and a flat bottom. No marks.

The presence of large red swags supports an attribution to the Berlin area, CT, or eastern New York State, where similar decoration is found.

Date Made: ca 1800-1850

Location: Currently not on view

Place Made: United States: Connecticut, BerlinUnited States: New York

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


Exhibition Location:

Credit Line: Gift of Kenneth E. Jewett

Data Source: National Museum of American History

Id Number: DL.251349.0025Catalog Number: 251349.0025Accession Number: 251349

Object Name: trunk

Physical Description: iron (overall material)tin (overall material)iron wire (rims; handle material)paint (exterior decoration material)Measurements: overall: 4 3/4 in x 8 3/4 in x 4 1/2 in; 12.065 cm x 22.225 cm x 11.43 cm


Record Id: nmah_309682

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