- Yellow-painted, flat-top box with scrolled hasp lock on front, circular wire ring handle on top, and two hinges at back. A variety of red flowers with translucent white overstrokes, red strawberries and cherries with alizarin accents, and green leaves, some with black veins and all on green stems, fill the box front; box sides are plain. A faint green leafy design and penciling are visible on the lid top; a red and green, line-rope-and-leaf band is on the lid front and sides, some elements possibly stenciled. One-piece lid has a wire-rolled rim. Three-piece box has a top edge folded with wire bead below and a flat bottom. No marks.
- Flat-top, painted tinware trunks are considered to be unique to the Stevens Tinshop of Stevens Plains (now Westbrook), ME, circa 1800-1842.
- Currently not on view
- Object Name
- date made
- ca 1800 - 1842
- place made
- United States: Maine, Westbrook
- Physical Description
- tinned sheet iron (overall material)
- iron wire (rims; handle material)
- iron wire (exterior decoration material)
- overall: 6 1/8 in x 8 7/8 in x 5 1/4 in; 15.5575 cm x 22.5425 cm x 13.335 cm
- ID Number
- accession number
- catalog number
- Data Source
- National Museum of American History
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