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Trunk with Wallpaper Lining

2001.117.1 (RS190896)

Description

Small rectangular trunk with rounded hinged top covered in cow hide, brass tacks and leather strips along edges, brass handle at top, brass lock at front, inside lined with block printed wallpaper with blue floral and swag pattern and polka-dots on cream ground (2001.117.2).

Details

Maker
Fitz, Aaron (Maker)
Date
1790-1805
Inscriptions
"Aaron Fitz, / SADDLER, HARNESS & TRUNK MAKER, / Sign of the Trunk, Fish-Street, / PORTLAND : / Makes all kinds of Saddles, Bridles, / Portmanteaus, Saddle-Bags, / Fire-Buckets, & Trunks, / In the neatest manner.Cheap for Cash, / 1805." (Paper Label)
Location of origin
Fish Street, Portland, Maine; Boston, MA (lining)
Material
brass (alloy)
Object type
Personal Gear
Descriptive terms
brass (alloy)
Trunk
trunks (containers)
wallpapers
Dimensions
6 1/2 in x 12 in x 7 1/2 in (HxWxD) (inches)
Accession Number
2001.117.1
Credit Line
Gift of Chirtopher Ohrstrom
GUSN
103408
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