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Wooden Box with Lid

Description

Rectangular unpainted six-board box with a hinged lid. Dovetailed sides, nailed to the bottom board. Applied interior molding to support a (missing) tray. Brass hinges. Oval brass escutcheon. Steel lock (missing) and clasp. Wrought iron hinged latch and hook applied at a later date to the exterior.

Details

Maker
unknown
Date
1800-1899
Associated Building
Original to Rundlet-May House (Portsmouth, N.H.).
Material
brass (alloy)
iron (metal)
wood (plant material)
wrought
Object type
Container
Descriptive terms
BOX, COVERED
boxes (containers)
Brass
brass (alloy)
Iron
iron (metal)
wood (plant material)
Wrought
wrought
Dimensions
18.625 x 18.875 (HxW) (inches)
Accession Number
1971.1733
Credit Line
Gift of Ralph May
GUSN
12603

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