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2006.44.3733 (RS274282)

Description

Square trunk with domed top, hinged lid, and two hinged clasps. Wooden exterior has an embossed leather veneer covering the top, back, and sides. A sheet of metal protects the bottom exterior of the trunk. Leather handles are affixed to each side. Each edge is protected by a black painted metal strap. Horizontal wood braces attached to the top, front, and back. Linen covered interior. Remnants of a red wax seal with "APP" monogram are affixed to either side of the lock. Lock is stamped with a patent date of May 11, 1875. Partial remnants of travel labels affixed to each side. One side has a complete sticker "1158."

Details

Maker
Nathan Neat & Co. (Manufacturer)
Date
1860-1890
Inscriptions
"ESTABLISHED 1825 / NATHAN NEAT & CO. / Manufacturers, Wholesale and Retail Dealers in the finest quality of / Trunks and Travelling Equipage... / 566 WASHINGTON STREET, / BOSTON, MASS. / FACTORY ON THE PREMISES." (Black text on white paper label)
"NATHAN NEAT & CO. / MAKERS / BOSTON MASS." (stamped)
"Stephen W. Phillips / 34 Chestnut St. / Salem, Mass. / Chest #2 / miscellaneous / April 1916." (Black ink on red paper tag)
"AMERICAN EXPRESS CO. / IPSWICH, MASS. / A.P. Peabody / 47 Comm Ave / Boston / Mass." (Printed paper label with handwritten pencil script)
Location of origin
MA
Material
leather
wood (plant material)
Object type
Personal Gear; Personal Carrying & Storage Gear
Places
Boston (Suffolk county, Massachusetts)
Descriptive terms
leather
Trunk
trunks (containers)
wood (plant material)
Dimensions
17 /2 x 18 1/2 x 15 (HxWxD) (inches)
Accession Number
2006.44.3733
Credit Line
Gift of the Stephen Phillips Memorial Charitable Trust for Historic Preservation
GUSN
318700

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