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Child's trunk

Child's trunk
Title
Child's trunk
Date 
1860
Medium 
Wood, leather, metal, textile, paper, glass
Dimensions 
Overall: 8 x 7 1/2 x 13 in. (20.3 x 19.1 x 33 cm)
Description 
Child's trunk with rounded edges, covered with black leather embossed with geometric design; vertical metal straps with brass tacks and escutcheon, and rounded leather strap handles; interior cavity lined with printed striped paper with portrait of woman (possibly Jenny Lind) and red patterned cloth, with hinged gold framed mirror which opens to reveal separate compartment in lid.
Credit Line 
Gift of Miss June H. Hirsch
Object Number 
1950.73
Gallery Label 
According to accession records, this trunk belonged to Miss Henrietta Hart of New York City (d. 1946).
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group