Wells fargo strong box

Wells fargo strong box
Wells fargo strong box
ca. 1865
Iron, paint
Overall: 14 1/2 x 14 3/8 x 9 5/8 in. ( 36.8 x 36.5 x 24.4 cm )
Sheet iron strong box; flat lid with applied border with squares with beveled edges at corners, and keyhole at center within shallow horseshoe-shaped compartment (key is lodged in hole); each side with rectangular panel with laminated decoration consisting of two diamond-shaped layers superimposed on two rectangles with concave chamfered corners; "WELLS FARGO" painted in red on front, and oval cast iron handle hinge-mounted to each side; pedestal base with strip of molding surrounding top; interior painted red, with painted landscape on rectangular box-like projection on inside surface of lid.
Credit Line 
Gift of Robert G. Goelet
Object Number 
painted: on front: "WELLS FARGO"
Gallery Label 
According to the accession records, this strongbox was used for the transportation of bullion and coin.
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group