Leather-covered trunk on stand (HOA 42" DOA 23"). Trunk is of nailed board construction and has a rear-hinged domed top and a pair of drawers at the base. It is covered with leather and decorated with three sizes of brass studs. The smallest sized studs trace a floral pattern. At the center of the lid is a large button medallion with four fleur-de-lis. There is also elaborate etched brasswork on the massive side handles and keyhole escutcheon plate, which features stylized bird heads. A later wood frame with cabriole legs and pad feet supports the trunk. The mortised and pegged apron has a small drop at the center front. Trunk, European, possibly English, late 17th century. Stand, English or American, possibly Virginia, 1720-30.
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Historic Hope Plantation
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Historic Hope Plantation
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