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Grocer's or display coffee bin, its rounded front stenciled "JAVA / CoffeE" in red and black decorative fonts above and below an oval reserve containing a chromolithograph of a cabin or homestead in the woods, all against a white ground. Incurved lid has a red-and-black stenciled motif and a small, white porcelain knob screwed on at front center and two hinges at top. Rest of front is painted green with chromolithographed floral designs down sides. Container has flat sides, back and bottom, all painted black with folded edges. Top front and lid have wire-rolled rims. Tinned interior. No marks.
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Object Name
bin, coffee
date made
late 19th century
place made
United Kingdom: England
Physical Description
iron (overall material)
tin (overall material)
ink (exterior decoration material)
porcelain (handle material)
iron wire (rims material)
paint (exterior decoration material)
gold (exterior decoration material)
paper (exterior decoration material)
overall: 12 in x 11 1/2 in x 10 in; 30.48 cm x 29.21 cm x 25.4 cm
ID Number
catalog number
accession number
Credit Line
Gift of Kenneth E. Jewett
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Cultural and Community Life: Domestic Life
Domestic Furnishings
Data Source
National Museum of American History
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