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TRAVELING TRUNK

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TRAVELING TRUNK

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About this object

A traveling trunk made by "Meubles de Voyage H.Bert" in Avignon, France, circa 1900s. The frame is bentwood decorated with black stencil design with brass studs and brass lock plates. Leather handles top stitched, PR side fastened and secured with three tacks and bracket and adjustable hings on left side to accomodate resizable handle. Twenty metal reinforced corners with leather handles. Interior lined with gingham printed paper; plaid cotton twill joining strip on hinge. PR side has metal hinge; hinge missing on PL side; missing tray

Category:
containers
Object name:
TRAVELING TRUNK
Made from:
wood --waxed canvas --brass --cotton --linen --leather --wool --paper
Date made:
early 20th century
Size:
22 1/2 × 43 1/2 × 23 1/2 in. (57.2 × 110.5 × 59.7 cm)

Detailed information for this item

Catalog number:
2018.13.2
Signature marks:
LABEL: Mr. May's/Bedspread also bedspread from N.Y.C. apt. [Top, fell off] PAPER TAG: From second floor linen closet & Dining Room/Trunk #2 STICKER: Mayflower 88 [Top] INSCRIPTION: Linen No 2 [on top in black marker]
Credit line:
Bequest of Marjorie Merriweather Post, 1973