Trunk with Wallpaper Lining

Collection Type

  • Wallpaper

Date

1790-1805

GUSN

GUSN-103408

Description

Small rectangular trunk with rounded hinged top covered in cow hide, brass tacks and leather strips along edges, brass handle at top, brass lock at front, inside lined with block printed wallpaper with blue floral and swag pattern and polka-dots on cream ground (2001.117.2).

Details

Descriptive Terms

trunks (containers)
wallpapers
brass (alloy)
Trunk

Inscription

"Aaron Fitz, / SADDLER, HARNESS & TRUNK MAKER, / Sign of the Trunk, Fish-Street, / PORTLAND : / Makes all kinds of Saddles, Bridles, / Portmanteaus, Saddle-Bags, / Fire-Buckets, & Trunks, / In the neatest manner.Cheap for Cash, / 1805." (Paper Label)

Additional Identification Number

3136

Related Items

Title Wallpaper Fragment Accession Number 1971.156
Title Wallpaper Accession Number 2.1924

Maker

Fitz, Aaron (Maker)

Location of Origin

Fish Street, Portland, Maine; Boston, MA (lining)

Object Type

Personal Gear

Dimensions

6 1/2 in x 12 in x 7 1/2 in (HxWxD) (inches)

Credit Line

Gift of Chirtopher Ohrstrom

Accession Number

2001.117.1