Trunk

Date

1815-1840

GUSN

GUSN-25424

Description

Rectangular boards comprise top, bottom, front, and back. Hinged domed lid covered with leather and decorated with brass tacks. Wrought iron handles with kidney-shaped backplates. Interior lined w/ wallpaper and printed label reads, "FOSTER AND BARTON/ SADDLE CAP AND TRUNK/ MANUFACTURERS/ NO. 15,/ MARLBOROUGH STREET/ BOSTON."

Details

Descriptive Terms

trunks (containers)
accessories
case furniture
iron (metal)
leather
paper (fiber product)
wood (plant material)
Leather
Unidentified Paper
Iron
Trunk

Inscription

See description.

Associated Building

Coffin House (Newbury, Mass.),

Maker

Foster and Barton (Maker)

Location of Origin

Boston, MA, USA

Object Type

Personal Gear

Dimensions

9 7/8 x 12 1/4 (HxW) (inches)

Credit Line

Gift of Margaret E.C. Merriam in memory of her mother Elizabeth Low Coffin Colman

Accession Number

1985.595

Places

Massachusetts (United States)