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"Trunic" (Small Trunk)

Description

A rectangular hinged dome top on a deep conforming base, covered by a brown painted canvas and black metal strapping. It is held by brass tacks and black painted wood bracing. Brass lock plates and hasps, painted black, have metal handles on the ends. It is lined with beige paper printed with a diaper stylized flowerhead motif in medium blue.

Details

Maker
unknown
Date
1875-1900
Inscriptions
Stenciled initials in red are: A.C.J./BROOKLYN, N.Y. Printed on the paper bag's sides are: shipping [illeg.] -VICTINA SLALTEN- American Express Co., etc.
Associated Building
Original to Cogswell's Grant (Essex, Mass.).
Material
canvas
metal
painting (coating)
wood (plant material)
Object type
Personal Gear
Descriptive terms
accessories
canvas
Coated Canvas
metal
Painted
painting (coating)
Trunk
Unidentified Metal
Wood
wood (plant material)
Dimensions
27 x 44 1/4 x 24 (HxWxD) (inches)
Accession Number
1992.361
Credit Line
Gift of Bertram K. and Nina Fletcher Little
GUSN
11413

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