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Rectangular wooden trunk with a domed lid. It has a small circular hole at the top center of the lid, likely to accommodate a handle. The sides of the case and lid are rabbet-joined and all elements are nailed together. Remnants of newspapers are found on the interior of the trunk, and traces of blue or green paint are visible on the bottom edges of the lid and the top edges of the case. U-shaped pins inserted through holes in the back of the case and lid have been used to join the two together. Two pairs of holes on the back of the case and lid testify to the original placement of hinges.





Tulip poplar, iron, brass, paper


Overall (H x W x D): 5 1/2 in. x 11 3/4 in. x 6 3/16 in. (13.97 cm x 29.85 cm x 15.72 cm)


Purchase, 1949

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