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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. Key attached to paper tag; Interior fully lined with purple gingham paper. Mold damage throughout. Evidence of missing tray in interior. Brackets for shelf present but tray missing.

Category:
containers
Object name:
TRAVELING TRUNK
Made from:
wood --waxed canvas --brass --cotton --linen --leather --wool --paper
Date made:
early 20th century
Size:
22 × 43 1/2 × 23 1/2 in. (55.9 × 110.5 × 59.7 cm)

Detailed information for this item

Catalog number:
2018.13.5
Signature marks:
INSCRIPTION: No 7 or 4 [Top, (unclear)] STICKER: Pantry Linen Hillwood [Top] INSCRIPTION: 3 [PR and PL side, handwritten, encircled, black] PAPER TAG: Linen Trunk/Washington D.C. [PL Handle]
Credit line:
Bequest of Marjorie Merriweather Post, 1973