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1986.275 (RS25620)

Description

Square-shaped trunk. Pine, leather, metal, brass. Black leather covered form with waterfall-edged flat top; metal strapping with brass bosses, sides, and center. Leather straps at sides. Remains of leather straps. Leather tooled with geometric pattern. Lined with linen. Tray with cotton toupe(?) bottom.

Details

Maker
Clark, Atkins A. (Maker)
Date
1840-1860
Inscriptions
Stencil on side and label on side and interior: Stencil: ""Little"" Label on side: ""Midland Railway/Liverpool"" ""Am. Express""...(?)...etc. Label on interior: ""Atkins A. Clark/30 Elm Street, Corner of Beattle Square, 15 school near/Washington Street and 28 Merrimac Street/Boston./Manufacturer of/Solid leather, Best top, Fancy and Common, Trunks,/Valises, Carpet bags & Co/also Ladies' Bonnet and Dress Trunks/Trunks repaired at Short Notice""
Location of origin
Boston, MA, USA
Associated Building
Original to Spencer-Peirce-Little Farm (Newbury, Mass.).
Material
brass (alloy)
leather
metal
pine (wood)
Object type
Personal Gear
Places
Massachusetts (United States)
Descriptive terms
accessories
Brass
brass (alloy)
case furniture
leather
Leather
metal
Pine
pine (wood)
TRUNK
trunks (containers)
Unidentified Metal
Dimensions
18 2/4 x 22 2/4 x 18 (HxWxD) (inches)
Accession Number
1986.275
Credit Line
Bequest of Amelia W. Little
GUSN
50766

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