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1977.784 (RS117093)

Description

Travelling trunk with domed hinged lid; whole constructed of wood covered in gilt alligator skin patterned pressed tin; black enamelled iron bands and wooden strapping; two buckle claps on front of trunk on each side of double hasp lock; interior compartment in lid; tray in body of trunk which as a removable domed top box; whole is lined with purple and white floral patterned paper with red and blue border paper and three applied pictures (one of trotting horse and two of women).

Details

Maker
unknown
Date
1870-1890
Associated Building
Original to Sayward-Wheeler House (York Harbor, Me.).
Material
ash (wood)
gilding
iron (metal)
paper (fiber product)
tin (metal)
Object type
Personal Gear
Descriptive terms
accessories
Alligator Skin
alligators
Ash
ash (wood)
case furniture
figure- and animal-derived motifs
Gilded
gilding
Horse
horse (animal)
Iron
iron (metal)
paper (fiber product)
Tin
tin (metal)
TRUNK
trunks (containers)
Unidentified Paper
Dimensions
28 x 34.75 x 21 (HxWxD) (inches)
Accession Number
1977.784
Credit Line
Gift of the heirs of Elizabeth Cheever Wheeler
GUSN
4590

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