Pine, iron, paint
Overall: 9 1/4 x 18 1/8 x 16 1/4 in. ( 23.5 x 46 x 41.3 cm )
Irregularly shaped square pine chest with slightly domed, hinged lid, and iron bail handle attached at center of lid; wrought iron band in the form of a flat chain with cut-out designs attached with nail heads to chest, like a ribbon tying top and bottom together, with additional motifs on sides; edges and corners covered with applied strips of iron, with top edges further decorated with pattern of points; sides of chest painted brown, with painted yellow inscription on front side.
painted: in yellow script across front side: "Anno 182[illeg.]" painted: in yellow and red on lid, bottom right corner: illegible
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