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Origin: England
OH: 6 3/4"; OW: 18 3/8"; OD: 12 1/8"
Spruce (secondary wood - by microanalysis), leather brass, iron/steel, paper & ink.
Gift of an Anonymous Donor
Acc. No. 1985-183
Rectangular wooden trunk covered wtih black painted leather, with iron lock, lock-plate and hinges, and brass tacks; lid has brass bail handle in center of top and is outlined with brass tacks on top, front and sides, with tacks forming a decorative motif in the corners; replacement hinges are concealed beneath the leather, with fastening nails visible on outside; trunk body front and top edges are outlined with brass tacks, with identical motif appearing at lower left and right corners of trunk body as appears on trunk lid; front of trunk body shows evidence of having the initials "T" (or "I") "C" at one time; bottom of trunk was covered with patterned paper at one time; trunk lid and body are lined with red and blue marbled paepr on all interior surface s; label of "Gladman & Randall/Trunk & Plate Case Makers/the Corner of Talbot Court/Grace Church Street/London/Make & Sell all Sorts of Hair & Black Leather Trunks, Hair & Gilt Leather Nests of Trunks/for Exportation/With an Assortment of all Kinds of/Travelling and Campaign Trunks, both/Hair and Leather; such as Post Chaises/Portmanteaus, Flat, and Spanish, Sumplers/and Cases for Plate, China and Glass/Likewise all Sorts of Leather Ware, Straps,/Solid Leather Portmanteaus, Cloakbags/Villeases, Fire & Coal Buckets, Harvest/Bottles, and Bottling Machines,/Wholesale & Retail, at the most reasonable Rates" is pasted on inside of trunk lid; label lists types of wares made and sold by firm and has illustrations of various types of cases; label has the addition al name of "Randall, Undertaker" at the bottom which may be a later addition.
Mark(s):Paper trade label inside lid: "Gladman & Randall/Trunk & Plate Case Makers..."