box (containers)

A box made of wood with an iron lock and hinge. The surface of the object is painted with a floral and zigzag design, which is on a reddish background. These designs are only painted onto the front-side of the box. The other sides of the box are also painted a reddish brown, apart from the rear-side and the base, which is left undecorated. The box has a hinged lid and sits on two lengths of wood which run width-ways at either end. The keys for the box are not present and might be missing.

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