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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).
paper (fiber product)
figure- and animal-derived motifs
Original to Sayward-Wheeler House (York Harbor, Me.),
28 x 34.75 x 21 (HxWxD) (inches)
Gift of the heirs of Elizabeth Cheever Wheeler