Trunk

Date

1870-1890

GUSN

GUSN-4590

Description

Travelling trunk with domed hinged lid; whole constructed of wood covered in gilt alligator skin patterned pressed tin; black enamelled iron bands and wooden strapping; two buckle claps on front of trunk on each side of double hasp lock; interior compartment in lid; tray in body of trunk which as a removable domed top box; whole is lined with purple and white floral patterned paper with red and blue border paper and three applied pictures (one of trotting horse and two of women).

Details

Descriptive Terms

trunks (containers)
accessories
case furniture
ash (wood)
gilding
iron (metal)
paper (fiber product)
tin (metal)
figure- and animal-derived motifs
alligators
horse (animal)
Ash
Tin
Iron
Unidentified Paper
Alligator Skin
Gilded
Horse
TRUNK

Associated Building

Original to Sayward-Wheeler House (York Harbor, Me.),

Maker

Unknown

Dimensions

28 x 34.75 x 21 (HxWxD) (inches)

Credit Line

Gift of the heirs of Elizabeth Cheever Wheeler

Accession Number

1977.784