- Japanned, dome-top box with scrolled hasp lock on front, circular wire ring handle on top, and two hinges at back. Floral spray painted on box front features three different red crab flowers with white and alizarin overstrokes, all perched on red stems with yellow-veined, smooth-edge green leaves and yellow leaflets. Box sides have two yellow brushstroke swags. Yellow brushwork on lid top at handle, and a yellow ribbon on its front and sides. Three-piece lid has a wire-rolled rim. Five-piece box has a top edge folded with wire bead below and a flat bottom. No marks.
- Attributed to the Butler Tinshop of East Greenville, NY, circa 1820-1855.
- Currently not on view
- Object Name
- date made
- ca 1820 - 1855
- place made
- United States: New York, East Greenville
- Physical Description
- tinned sheet iron (overall material)
- iron wire (rims; handle material)
- asphaltum (exterior decoration material)
- paint (exterior decoration material)
- overall: 6 1/8 in x 9 1/2 in x 6 1/4 in; 15.5575 cm x 24.13 cm x 15.875 cm
- ID Number
- accession number
- catalog number
- Data Source
- National Museum of American History
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