"Trunic" (Small Trunk)

Collection Type

  • Household Accessories

Date

1875-1900

GUSN

GUSN-11413

Description

A rectangular hinged dome top on a deep conforming base, covered by a brown painted canvas and black metal strapping. It is held by brass tacks and black painted wood bracing. Brass lock plates and hasps, painted black, have metal handles on the ends. It is lined with beige paper printed with a diaper stylized flowerhead motif in medium blue.

Details

Descriptive Terms

accessories
canvas
metal
painting (coating)
wood (plant material)
Wood
Coated Canvas
Unidentified Metal
Painted
Trunk

Inscription

Stenciled initials in red are: A.C.J./BROOKLYN, N.Y. Printed on the paper bag's sides are: shipping [illeg.] -VICTINA SLALTEN- American Express Co., etc.

Associated Building

Original to Cogswell's Grant (Essex, Mass.),

Maker

Unknown

Dimensions

27 x 44 1/4 x 24 (HxWxD) (inches)

Credit Line

Gift of Bertram K. and Nina Fletcher Little

Accession Number

1992.361