Trunk

Collection Type

  • Household Accessories

Date

1800-1820

GUSN

GUSN-26827

Description

Rectangular black trunk; leather exterior; wood interior with metal fixtures: edges; handles left and right side; shield-shaped lockand hoop front, center, top; three hinges (back); brass tacks abound in design on all exteriors except back and bottom; braces inside.

Details

Descriptive Terms

trunks (containers)
case furniture
camphorwood (wood)
leather
brass (alloy)
Travel
Trunk

Label

In exhibit "Boxes: Open and Shut" at SPNEA's One Bowdoin Square Gallery May 15, 2001 to October 2001. The exhibit then traveled to Hancock Shaker Village in Pittsfield, MA where objects were on display from November 2001 to May 6, 2002.

Inscription

"JCL" (letters one on top of the other)
(top left corner) "GMG/ 1971"; (bottom left corner) "ACG / 1971"; (bottom right corner) "EPS/ 1971"; (top right corner) "JB(?)/ KFS" (paint; pencil)
"Ahning" (sticker)

Associated Building

Original To Sarah Orne Jewett House (South Berwick, Me.),

Maker

Unknown

Object Type

Personal Gear

Dimensions

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

Credit Line

Anonymous Gift

Accession Number

1998.6361

Date

1800-1820 (1971- inscription)

Places

South Berwick (York county, Maine)
Maine (United States)