Man's valise: John A. Stevens

Object Number: 
INV.8514
Date: 
1840-1880
Medium: 
Leather, linen, metal
Dimensions: 
Overall: 12 3/4 x 15 1/4 x 2 1/2 in. ( 32.4 x 38.7 x 6.4 cm )
Marks: 
handwritten: on bottom: "John A. Stevens. / No. 17 East 22d. St." printed: center, inside on divider: "E. C. SPRUHAN & CO. / TRUNK / MANUFACTURERS. / No. 856 BROADWAY, / Near 14th Street NEW YORK / The Largest and Best Stock in the City always on hand.
Description: 
Brown leather bag (valise) with two leather handles, it has a metal frame and is hinged at the bottom and has a two-sided boxed bottom which is collapsible, the inside is lined with linen and when opened, there are two compartments with a linen envelope on the divider.
Gallery Label: 
This valise belonged to either John A. Stevens (1795-1874), the banker, or his son by the same name (1827-1910), financier and author.
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group