Child's trunk

Object Number: 
1950.73
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.
Gallery Label: 
According to accession records, this trunk belonged to Miss Henrietta Hart of New York City (d. 1946).
Credit Line: 
Gift of Miss June H. Hirsch
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group