Trunk

Collection Type

  • Household Accessories

Date

1760-1780

GUSN

GUSN-259007

Description

Wooden trunk covered in treated pitch-covered burlap; four vertical leather straps encircle trunk, fastened by metal nails; one-inch leather apron around lid scalloped, fastened by metal nails; lock mechanism, front face, center, covering hole through wood; iron handles on left and right sides; five leather hinges at rear; strip of wood along left inside top attached with wallpaper; ; lined with chinoiserie wallpaper, periwinkle with two figures, floral and bridge motifs.

Details

Descriptive Terms

trunks (containers)
wood (plant material)
leather
brass (alloy)
iron (metal)
paper (fiber product)
printing (process)
Chinoiserie
Travel
Trunk

Inscription

"EST" (paint on bare board)

Maker

Unknown

Dimensions

18 1/4 x 42 x 21 (HxWxD) (inches)

Credit Line

Anonymous Gift

Accession Number

1998.6373

Places

Derry (Rockingham county, New Hampshire)
New Hampshire (United States)