Document Box

Date

1800-1833

GUSN

GUSN-12250

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

Descriptive Terms

document containers
beading (edging pattern)
beading (process)
brass (alloy)
painting (coating)
tin (metal)
stripes
banding
beading (edging pattern)
beading (process)
geometric patterns
Tin
Brass
Painted
Beaded
Geometric
Stripe
BOX, DOCUMENT

Inscription

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.),

Maker

Unknown

Dimensions

4 x 20.625 x 7.375 (HxWxD) (inches)

Credit Line

Gift of Ralph May

Accession Number

1971.1536