Sea chest

Object Number: 
1937.550ab
Date: 
1891-1908
Medium: 
Wood, metal
Dimensions: 
Overall: 16 x 36 1/2 x 18 in. ( 40.6 x 92.7 x 45.7 cm )
Description: 
Wooden sea chest with slightly trapezoidal body; dovetailed corners; painted rope handles; inside of lid painted with scene of four-masted barque approaching mountainous coast with smaller boats; ship and one flag inscribed "MUSKOKA;" ship flying flag with British flag in upper left corner and yellow circle in lower right corner.
Gallery Label: 
The ship depicted on the inside of the lid of this trunk is the "Muskoka," which was launched in 1891 and was involved in trade with China and Japan. The "Muskoka" was sold in 1908 and its name changed to "Caroline." In 1920, the ship caught fire and was beached.
Bibliography: 
Lubboch, "The Last of the Windjammers," Vol. II, pp.136-140.
Credit Line: 
Purchased from Elie Nadelman
Provenance: 
The Folk Art Collection of Elie Nadelman
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group