- Small, dark green-painted, flat-top box with tapered and scrolled hasp lock on front and one hinge at back; no handle. Lid top and box front and sides have right-facing sprigs of red flowers, buds, and fruits or cherries amidst yellow-veined, S-stroke leaves with turned-over tips. Yellow pencilling on top and all sides except back. One-piece lid has a wire-rolled rim on front; the other sides are folded. Three-piece box has a top edge folded with a raised bead on the front and sides, a wire (for hinge) along back and flat bottom. Tinned interior. No marks.
- Attributed to the Upson Tinshop of Marion (in the Town of Southington), CT, circa 1773-1837.
- Currently not on view
- Object Name
- date made
- ca 1800 - 1835
- place made
- United States: Connecticut, Southington
- Physical Description
- tinned sheet iron (overall material)
- iron wire (rims material)
- paint (exterior decoration material)
- overall: 2 in x 3 3/8 in x 2 1/2 in; 5.08 cm x 8.5725 cm x 6.35 cm
- ID Number
- accession number
- catalog number
- Data Source
- National Museum of American History
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