Japanned, dome-top box with scrolled hasp lock on front, circular wire ring handle on top, and two hinges at back; asphaltum ground almost entirely gone from lid and upper part of box. Box front is painted with a right-leaning sprig of two, red, lobed-fanlike flowers with blue centers on a green stem with white-veined, serrated-edge green leaves; similarly-colored buds perch on green and yellow leaflets. Lid top and box sides each have a four-arm, red-and-green pinwheel; thin red and thick blue-green bands border lid top. 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. Tinned interior. No marks.

Attributed to the New York Filley Tinshop, started by Augustus Filley (1789-1945), of Lansingburgh, NY, circa 1814-1870.

Date Made: ca 1814 - 1870

Location: Currently not on view

Place Originally Made: United States: New York, Lansingburgh

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


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Data Source: National Museum of American History

Id Number: 1978.0119.13Accession Number: 1978.0119Catalog Number: 1978.0119.13

Object Name: trunkOther Terms: Trunk; 41Cc, Sullivan, Michael D

Physical Description: tinned sheet iron (overall material)iron wire (rims; handle material)asphaltum (exterior decoration material)paint (exterior decoration material)Measurements: overall: 5 1/8 in x 8 1/4 in x 4 in; 13.0175 cm x 20.955 cm x 10.16 cm


Record Id: nmah_319871

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