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1998.6373 (RS204001)

Description

Wooden trunk covered in treated pitch-covered burlap; four vertical leather straps encircle trunk, fastened by metal nails; one-inch leather apron around lid scalloped, fastened by metal nails; lock mechanism, front face, center, covering hole through wood; iron handles on left and right sides; five leather hinges at rear; strip of wood along left inside top attached with wallpaper; ; lined with chinoiserie wallpaper, periwinkle with two figures, floral and bridge motifs.

Details

Maker
unknown
Date
1760-1780
Inscriptions
"EST" (paint on bare board)
Material
brass (alloy)
iron (metal)
leather
paper (fiber product)
printing (process)
wood (plant material)
Object type
Personal Gear
Places
Derry (Rockingham county, New Hampshire)
New Hampshire (United States)
Descriptive terms
brass (alloy)
Chinoiserie
iron (metal)
leather
paper (fiber product)
printing (process)
Travel
Trunk
trunks (containers)
wood (plant material)
Dimensions
18 1/4 x 42 x 21 (HxWxD) (inches)
Accession Number
1998.6373
Credit Line
Anonymous Gift
GUSN
259007

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