Skip to content

Search Collections

Document Box

Description

Rectangular tin box, painted black, with a hinged lid with a beaded edge. The front center of the box has a circular brass keyhole. The center of the lid has a brass C-shaped moveable handle. The box has gold painted bands highlighting the edges. Thin red and gold lines form a rectangle on the center of the lid. Inside it is painted black. A key is attached to the handle by string.

Details

Maker
unknown
Date
1800-1833
Inscriptions
Attached to the handle is a key on a string with a paper note reading: key to small box.
Associated Building
Original to Rundlet-May House (Portsmouth, N.H.).
Material
beading (edging pattern)
beading (process)
brass (alloy)
painting (coating)
tin (metal)
Object type
Documentary Artifact
Descriptive terms
banding
Beaded
beading (edging pattern)
beading (process)
BOX, DOCUMENT
Brass
brass (alloy)
document containers
Geometric
geometric patterns
Painted
painting (coating)
Stripe
stripes
Tin
tin (metal)
Dimensions
4 x 20.625 x 7.375 (HxWxD) (inches)
Accession Number
1971.1536
Credit Line
Gift of Ralph May
GUSN
12250

Comments