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1977.783 (RS116754)

Description

Rectangular wooden carcass with flat hinged lid; covered with heavy black leather fastened with elaborately patterned brass tacks and reinforced at all corners with black painted iron bands; leather strap handles at both ends; two long straps come over lid and buckle on front; leather flap with embossed brass medallion is suspended from center lid force and covers lock; interior lined with flazed cotton in blue and white pattern of elaborately dressed window with its surrounding interior and exterior views.

Details

Maker
unknown
Date
1750-1790
Associated Building
Original to Sayward-Wheeler House (York Harbor, Me.).
Material
brass (alloy)
cotton (textile)
iron (metal)
leather
wood (plant material)
Object type
Personal Gear
Descriptive terms
accessories
Brass
brass (alloy)
case furniture
Cotton
cotton (textile)
Iron
iron (metal)
Leather
leather
TRUNK
trunks (containers)
wood (plant material)
Dimensions
14.5 x 26 x 14.25 (HxWxD) (inches)
Accession Number
1977.783
Credit Line
Gift of the heirs of Elizabeth Cheever Wheeler
GUSN
4589

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