Trunk

Collection Type

  • Clothing and accessories

Date

1860-1890

GUSN

GUSN-318700

Description

Square trunk with domed top, hinged lid, and two hinged clasps. Wooden exterior has an embossed leather veneer covering the top, back, and sides. A sheet of metal protects the bottom exterior of the trunk. Leather handles are affixed to each side. Each edge is protected by a black painted metal strap. Horizontal wood braces attached to the top, front, and back. Linen covered interior. Remnants of a red wax seal with "APP" monogram are affixed to either side of the lock. Lock is stamped with a patent date of May 11, 1875. Partial remnants of travel labels affixed to each side. One side has a complete sticker "1158."

Details

Descriptive Terms

trunks (containers)
wood (plant material)
leather
Trunk
Trunk

Inscription

"ESTABLISHED 1825 / NATHAN NEAT & CO. / Manufacturers, Wholesale and Retail Dealers in the finest quality of / Trunks and Travelling Equipage... / 566 WASHINGTON STREET, / BOSTON, MASS. / FACTORY ON THE PREMISES." (Black text on white paper label)
"NATHAN NEAT & CO. / MAKERS / BOSTON MASS." (stamped)
"Stephen W. Phillips / 34 Chestnut St. / Salem, Mass. / Chest #2 / miscellaneous / April 1916." (Black ink on red paper tag)
"AMERICAN EXPRESS CO. / IPSWICH, MASS. / A.P. Peabody / 47 Comm Ave / Boston / Mass." (Printed paper label with handwritten pencil script)

Additional Identification Number

Vault Trunk #219A

Maker

Nathan Neat & Co. (Manufacturer)

Location of Origin

MA

Object Type

Personal Gear; Personal Carrying & Storage Gear

Dimensions

17 /2 x 18 1/2 x 15 (HxWxD) (inches)

Credit Line

Gift of the Stephen Phillips Memorial Charitable Trust for Historic Preservation

Accession Number

2006.44.3733

Places

Boston (Suffolk county, Massachusetts)