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18th Century Material Culture Trunks & Portmanteaus
18th Century Material Culture
Trunks & Portmanteaus
18th Century Material Culture Trunks & Portmanteaus
Trunk Maker Labels

Trunk Maker Labels

Trunk Maker Labels
English Trade Card “THE OLD THREE TRUNKS” 18th Century (Lewis Walpole Library)

English Trade Card “THE OLD THREE TRUNKS” 18th Century (Lewis Walpole Library)

English Trade Card or Trunk Maker Label for Maltwood’s, Trunk and Case Maker 18th Century

English Trade Card or Trunk Maker Label for Maltwood’s, Trunk and Case Maker 18th Century (The British Museum)

English Trade Card orTrunk Maker Label for William Robertson Late 18th Century (The British Museum)

English Trade Card orTrunk Maker Label for William Robertson Late 18th Century (The British Museum)

English Trade Card of Samuel Forsaith, Trunk Maker, London 18th Century (Lewis Walpole Library)

English Trade Card of Samuel Forsaith, Trunk Maker, London 18th Century (Lewis Walpole Library)

English Trade Card of Thomas Gri ffi th, Trunk Maker c. 1775 (The Fitzwilliam Museum)

English Trade Card of Thomas Gri th, Trunk Maker c. 1775 (The Fitzwilliam Museum)

Dome Topped Trunks
Dome Topped Trunks
&
&
Document Boxes
Document Boxes
“A Harlot’s Progress” by William Hogarth c. 1732 (Metropolitan Museum of Art)

“A Harlot’s Progress” by William Hogarth c. 1732 (Metropolitan Museum of Art)

Detail: “A Harlot’s Progress” by William Hogarth c. 1732 (Metropolitan Museum of Art)

Detail: “A Harlot’s Progress” by William Hogarth c. 1732 (Metropolitan Museum of Art)

Detail: “Modern Love: The Elopement” by John Collet 1764 (Public Domain)

Detail: “Modern Love: The Elopement”

by John Collet

1764

(Public Domain)

Detail: “A Harlot's Progress, Plate 5 / A Harlot's Progress” by William Hogarth 1732 (The

Detail: “A Harlot's Progress, Plate 5 / A Harlot's Progress” by William Hogarth 1732 (The British Museum)

English Leather Covered Trunk (L44”, W22”, H18”) c. 1720 - 1760 (Colonial Williamsburg Foundation)

English Leather Covered Trunk (L32” x W16” x H13”) c. 1775 - 1800 (Colonial Williamsburg

English Leather Covered Trunk (L32” x W16” x H13”) c. 1775 - 1800 (Colonial Williamsburg Foundation)

English Leather Covered Trunk (L39”, W 21”, H 19”) c. 1700 - 1750 (Colonial Williamsburg

English Leather Covered Trunk (L39”, W 21”, H 19”) c. 1700 - 1750 (Colonial Williamsburg Foundation)

Brass Leather Covered Trunk Initialed “E+J” c. 1780 (Herbert Gordon Gasson Antiques Rye)

Brass Leather Covered Trunk Initialed “E+J” c. 1780 (Herbert Gordon Gasson Antiques Rye)

English Leather Covered Trunk Lined in Linen (L44 1/2”, W18 1/4”, H17”) c. 1720 - 1740 (Colonial Williamsburg Foundation)

English Hair - On Cowhide Covered Trunk (L45” x W19 1/4” x H23”) c. 1779 (Colonial Williamsburg Foundation)

Hair - On Cowhide Covered Trunk (L41” x W20” x H20”) Late 18th Century (Skinner)

Hair - On Cowhide Covered Trunk (L41” x W20” x H20”) Late 18th Century (Skinner)

English Leather Covered Trunk Owned by Philip Morgon, a Mason of Bristol (L 41 5/8”,

English Leather Covered Trunk Owned by Philip Morgon, a Mason of Bristol (L 41 5/8”, W 22 1/4”, H 21 5/8””) by Edward Smith of Smith & Lucas c. 1751 - 1760 (Colonial Williamsburg Foundation)

Leather Bound Trunk 18th Century (Bonham’s Auction House)

Leather Bound Trunk 18th Century (Bonham’s Auction House)

Leather Bound Trunk 18th Century (Bonham’s Auction House)

Leather Bound Trunk 18th Century (Bonham’s Auction House)

Continental Europe Leather Covered Trunk 1749 (Private Collection)

Continental Europe Leather Covered Trunk

1749

(Private Collection)

Scottish Trunk Carried by General John Cope when he Fled from the Battle of Prestonpans

Scottish Trunk Carried by General John Cope when he Fled from the Battle of Prestonpans in 1745 c. 1740 (National Museums of Scotland)

American Leather Campaign Trunk Owned by General George Washington Oval Plate Engraved “Genl. Washington /

American Leather Campaign Trunk Owned by General George Washington

Oval Plate Engraved “Genl. Washington / No. 3” (Mount Vernon)

c. 1775 - 1783

American Leather Campaign Trunk Owned by General George Washington by John Summocks “Trunk Maker from

American Leather Campaign Trunk Owned by General George Washington

by John Summocks “Trunk Maker from London” (Mount Vernon)

c. 1775 - 1793

American Leather Campaign Trunk Owned by General George Washington by John Summocks “Trunk Maker from

American Leather Campaign Trunk Owned by General George Washington

by John Summocks “Trunk Maker from London” (Mount Vernon)

c. 1775 - 1793

American Leather Campaign Trunk Owned by General George Washington by John Summocks “Trunk Maker from

American Leather Campaign Trunk Owned by General George Washington

by John Summocks “Trunk Maker from London” (Mount Vernon)

c. 1775 - 1793

American Hair - On Cowhide Covered Trunk Used by General George Washington for Correspondence during

American Hair - On Cowhide Covered Trunk Used by General George Washington for Correspondence during the Revolution Manufactured in Boston by Merchant John Head c. 1775 Second Hand Purchase by Washington after the Evacuation of Boston in 1776 (Mount Vernon)

American Hair - On Cowhide Covered Trunk Used by General George Washington for Correspondence during

American Hair - On Cowhide Covered Trunk Used by General George Washington for Correspondence during the Revolution Manufactured in Boston by Merchant John Head c. 1775 Second Hand Purchase by Washington after the Evacuation of Boston in 1776 (Mount Vernon)

American Hair - On Cowhide Covered Trunk Used by General George Washington for Correspondence during

American Hair - On Cowhide Covered Trunk Used by General George Washington for Correspondence during the Revolution Manufactured in Boston by Merchant John Head c. 1775 Second Hand Purchase by Washington after the Evacuation of Boston in 1776 (Mount Vernon)

Trunk Plate from an American Hair - On Cowhide Covered Trunk Used by General George

Trunk Plate from an American Hair - On Cowhide Covered Trunk Used by General George Washington for Correspondence during the Revolution Manufactured in Boston by Merchant John Head c. 1775 Second Hand Purchase by Washington after the Evacuation of Boston in 1776 (Mount Vernon)

American Leather Covered Trunk Used by John Hancock to Store Papers on April 19, 1775

American Leather Covered Trunk Used by John Hancock to Store Papers on April 19, 1775 c. 1770 (Worcester Historical Museum)

French “Russia” Leather Covered Trunk c. 1700 - 1750 (Yew Tree House Antiques)

French “Russia” Leather Covered Trunk c. 1700 - 1750 (Yew Tree House Antiques)

Leather Covered Trunk (L 39 1/2”, W 20 1/2”, H 20”) c. Late 17th -

Leather Covered Trunk (L 39 1/2”, W 20 1/2”, H 20”) c. Late 17th - Early 18th Century (Christie’s Auction House)

Floral Crewelwork Covered Chest Initialed “S.N.G. 1779” (L23”, W10 1/4”, H14 1/2”) 1779 (Northeast Auctions

Floral Crewelwork Covered Chest Initialed “S.N.G. 1779” (L23”, W10 1/4”, H14 1/2”)

1779

(Northeast Auctions - The SueMacKay & Peter Field Collection)

Spanish Leather Covered Trunk Early 18th Century (Private Collection)
Spanish Leather Covered Trunk Early 18th Century (Private Collection)

Spanish Leather Covered Trunk Early 18th Century (Private Collection)

Spanish Leather Covered Trunk Early 18th Century (Private Collection)

Spanish Leather Covered Trunk Early 18th Century (Private Collection)

Spanish Leather Covered Trunk Early 18th Century (Private Collection)

Spanish Leather Covered Trunk Early 18th Century (Private Collection)

English Leather Covered Trunk (L30 1/4”, W11 1/2”, H12 1/4”) c. 1700 - 1750 (Colonial

English Leather Covered Trunk (L30 1/4”, W11 1/2”, H12 1/4”) c. 1700 - 1750 (Colonial Williamsburg Foundation)

Pigskin Covered Trunk 18th Century (Bonhams)
Pigskin Covered Trunk 18th Century (Bonhams)

Pigskin Covered Trunk 18th Century (Bonhams)

English Deerskin Covered Trunk (L23 7.8”, W11”, H11 1/4”) by Drivers & Eyre, Lined with

English Deerskin Covered Trunk (L23 7.8”, W11”, H11 1/4”) by Drivers & Eyre, Lined with Johnson’s British Gazette & Sunday Monitor (12/13/1786) c. 1700 - 1750 (Colonial Williamsburg Foundation)

Leather Covered Trunk (L18”, W7 1/2”, H7”) c. 1790 (Private Collection)
Leather Covered Trunk (L18”, W7 1/2”, H7”) c. 1790 (Private Collection)
Leather Covered Trunk (L18”, W7 1/2”, H7”) c. 1790 (Private Collection)
Leather Covered Trunk (L18”, W7 1/2”, H7”) c. 1790 (Private Collection)

Leather Covered Trunk (L18”, W7 1/2”, H7”) c. 1790 (Private Collection)

Leather Covered Trunk Leather Covered 18th Trunk Century (L18”, W7 1/2”, H7”) Private c. Collection)
Leather Covered Trunk Leather Covered 18th Trunk Century (L18”, W7 1/2”, H7”) Private c. Collection)
Leather Covered Trunk Leather Covered 18th Trunk Century (L18”, W7 1/2”, H7”) Private c. Collection)
Leather Covered Trunk Leather Covered 18th Trunk Century (L18”, W7 1/2”, H7”) Private c. Collection)
Leather Covered Trunk Leather Covered 18th Trunk Century (L18”, W7 1/2”, H7”) Private c. Collection)
Leather Covered Trunk Leather Covered 18th Trunk Century (L18”, W7 1/2”, H7”) Private c. Collection)
Leather Covered Trunk Leather Covered 18th Trunk Century (L18”, W7 1/2”, H7”) Private c. Collection)
Leather Covered Trunk Leather Covered 18th Trunk Century (L18”, W7 1/2”, H7”) Private c. Collection)

Leather Covered Trunk

Leather Covered 18th Trunk Century (L18”, W7 1/2”, H7”)

Private c. Collection) 1790

(Private Collection)

Trunk Leather Covered 18th Trunk Century (L18”, W7 1/2”, H7”) Private c. Collection) 1790 (Private Collection)
Trunk Leather Covered 18th Trunk Century (L18”, W7 1/2”, H7”) Private c. Collection) 1790 (Private Collection)
Trunk Leather Covered 18th Trunk Century (L18”, W7 1/2”, H7”) Private c. Collection) 1790 (Private Collection)
Trunk Leather Covered 18th Trunk Century (L18”, W7 1/2”, H7”) Private c. Collection) 1790 (Private Collection)
Leather Covered Trunk (L18”, W7 1/2”, H7”) c. 1790 (Private Collection)
Leather Covered Trunk (L18”, W7 1/2”, H7”) c. 1790 (Private Collection)
Leather Covered Trunk (L18”, W7 1/2”, H7”) c. 1790 (Private Collection)
Leather Covered Trunk (L18”, W7 1/2”, H7”) c. 1790 (Private Collection)
Leather Covered Trunk (L18”, W7 1/2”, H7”) c. 1790 (Private Collection)
Leather Covered Trunk (L18”, W7 1/2”, H7”) c. 1790 (Private Collection)
Leather Covered Trunk (L18”, W7 1/2”, H7”) c. 1790 (Private Collection)
Leather Covered Trunk (L18”, W7 1/2”, H7”) c. 1790 (Private Collection)
Leather Covered Trunk (L18”, W7 1/2”, H7”) c. 1790 (Private Collection)
Leather Covered Trunk (L18”, W7 1/2”, H7”) c. 1790 (Private Collection)
Leather Covered Trunk (L18”, W7 1/2”, H7”) c. 1790 (Private Collection)
Leather Covered Trunk (L18”, W7 1/2”, H7”) c. 1790 (Private Collection)
Leather Covered Trunk (L18”, W7 1/2”, H7”) c. 1790 (Private Collection)
Leather Covered Trunk (L18”, W7 1/2”, H7”) c. 1790 (Private Collection)
Leather Covered Trunk (L18”, W7 1/2”, H7”) c. 1790 (Private Collection)
Leather Covered Trunk (L18”, W7 1/2”, H7”) c. 1790 (Private Collection)
Leather Covered Trunk (L18”, W7 1/2”, H7”) c. 1790 (Private Collection)
Leather Covered Trunk (L18”, W7 1/2”, H7”) c. 1790 (Private Collection)
Leather Covered Trunk (L18”, W7 1/2”, H7”) c. 1790 (Private Collection)
Leather Covered Trunk (L18”, W7 1/2”, H7”) c. 1790 (Private Collection)
Leather Covered Trunk (L18”, W7 1/2”, H7”) c. 1790 (Private Collection)
Leather Covered Trunk (L18”, W7 1/2”, H7”) c. 1790 (Private Collection)
Leather Covered Trunk (L18”, W7 1/2”, H7”) c. 1790 (Private Collection)
Leather Covered Trunk (L18”, W7 1/2”, H7”) c. 1790 (Private Collection)
Leather Covered Trunk (L18”, W7 1/2”, H7”)
c. 1790
(Private Collection)
Leather Covered Trunk (L18”, W7 1/2”, H7”) c. 1790 (Private Collection)
Leather Covered Trunk (L18”, W7 1/2”, H7”) c. 1790 (Private Collection)

Leather Covered Trunk (L18”, W7 1/2”, H7”) c. 1790 (Private Collection)

Leather Covered Trunk (L18”, W7 1/2”, H7”) c. 1790 (Private Collection)
Leather Covered Trunk (L18”, W7 1/2”, H7”) c. 1790 (Private Collection)
Leather Covered Trunk (L18”, W7 1/2”, H7”) c. 1790 (Private Collection)

Leather Covered Trunk (L18”, W7 1/2”, H7”) c. 1790 (Private Collection)

Leather Covered Trunk (L18”, W7 1/2”, H7”) c. 1790 (Private Collection)
Leather Covered Trunk (L18”, W7 1/2”, H7”) c. 1790 (Private Collection)
Leather Covered Trunk (L18”, W7 1/2”, H7”) c. 1790 (Private Collection)

Leather Covered Trunk (L18”, W7 1/2”, H7”) c. 1790 (Private Collection)

Leather Covered Trunk (L18”, W7 1/2”, H7”) c. 1790 (Private Collection)
Leather Covered Trunk (L18”, W7 1/2”, H7”) c. 1790 (Private Collection)
Leather Covered Trunk (L18”, W7 1/2”, H7”) c. 1790 (Private Collection)

Leather Covered Trunk (L18”, W7 1/2”, H7”) c. 1790 (Private Collection)

Leather Covered Trunk (L18”, W7 1/2”, H7”) c. 1790 (Private Collection)
Leather Covered Trunk or Co ff er c. 1730 (Bonhams)

Leather Covered Trunk or Co er c. 1730 (Bonhams)

English Leather Covered Small Trunk from London Made by James Bryant, 18th Century (James Julia

English Leather Covered Small Trunk from London Made by James Bryant, 18th Century (James Julia Auctions)

English Leather Covered Small Trunk from London Made by James Bryant, 18th Century (James Julia

English Leather Covered Small Trunk from London Made by James Bryant, 18th Century (James Julia Auctions)

Silk Needlework Covered Trunk (L22”, D11 3.4”, H16”) 18th Century (Northeast Auctions - The SueMacKay

Silk Needlework Covered Trunk (L22”, D11 3.4”, H16”) 18th Century (Northeast Auctions - The SueMacKay & Peter Field Collection)

Detail: English Small Trunk “An English MAN of WAR taking a FRENCH PRIVATEER” by Carington

Detail: English Small Trunk “An English MAN of WAR taking a FRENCH PRIVATEER” by Carington Bowles after Robert Dighton 1781 (The British Museum)

Detail: English Small Trunk “An English MAN of WAR taking a FRENCH PRIVATEER” by Carington

Detail: English Small Trunk “An English MAN of WAR taking a FRENCH PRIVATEER” by Carington Bowles after Robert Dighton 1781 (The British Museum)

Detail: English Small Trunk “The LOVER’S DISGUISE” by Carington Bowles 1776 (Lewis Walpole Library)

Detail: English Small Trunk “The LOVER’S DISGUISE” by Carington Bowles 1776 (Lewis Walpole Library)

Detail: English Small Trunk “The Elopement, or a Tripp to Scotland” by Sayer & Bennet,

Detail: English Small Trunk “The Elopement, or a Tripp to Scotland” by Sayer & Bennet, London, 1777 (The British Museum)

Detail: English Trunk “The Elopement, or a Tripp to Scotland” by Sayer & Bennet, London,

Detail: English Trunk “The Elopement, or a Tripp to Scotland” by Sayer & Bennet, London, 1777 (The British Museum)

Leather Covered Trunk Decorated with Brass Tacks and Lined with Uncut Sheets of Playing Cards

Leather Covered Trunk Decorated with Brass Tacks and Lined with Uncut Sheets of Playing Cards

by James Bryant, London Trunk Maker (Chris Fox Collection)

c. 1773 +

Leather Covered Trunk Decorated with Brass Tacks and Lined with Uncut Sheets of Playing Cards

Leather Covered Trunk Decorated with Brass Tacks and Lined with Uncut Sheets of Playing Cards

by James Bryant, London Trunk Maker (Chris Fox Collection)

c. 1773 +

Leather Covered Trunk Decorated with Brass Tacks and Lined with Uncut Sheets of Playing Cards

Leather Covered Trunk Decorated with Brass Tacks and Lined with Uncut Sheets of Playing Cards

by James Bryant, London Trunk Maker (Chris Fox Collection)

c. 1773 +

Leather Covered Trunk Decorated with Brass Tacks and Lined with Uncut Sheets of Playing Cards

Leather Covered Trunk Decorated with Brass Tacks and Lined with Uncut Sheets of Playing Cards

by James Bryant, London Trunk Maker (Chris Fox Collection)

c. 1773 +

Leather Covered Trunk Decorated with Brass Tacks and Lined with Uncut Sheets of Playing Cards

Leather Covered Trunk Decorated with Brass Tacks and Lined with Uncut Sheets of Playing Cards

by James Bryant, London Trunk Maker (Chris Fox Collection)

c. 1773 +

Trunk Owned by Continental Navy Captain Tobias Lear (August1, 1737 - November 6, 1781) with

Trunk Owned by Continental Navy Captain Tobias Lear (August1, 1737 - November 6, 1781) with Playing Card Paper Lining

Superintendent of the Continental Yard at Langdon’s Island in the Piscataqua River across from Portsmouth, New Hampshire

by London Trunk Maker James Bryant (Jamestown Settlement)

1773

English Leather Covered Trunk (17” x 9 1/2” x 8 1/4” ) c. 1720 -

English Leather Covered Trunk (17” x 9 1/2” x 8 1/4” ) c. 1720 - 1760 (Colonial Williamsburg Foundation)

Pony Hide Covered Trunk Initialed “IP” (15 1/6” x 10 1/2” x 9”) 18th Century

Pony Hide Covered Trunk Initialed “IP” (15 1/6” x 10 1/2” x 9”) 18th Century (Antique Hadeen)

Spanish / Portuguese Embossed Leather Covered Trunk c. Late 17th - Early 18th Century (Bonham’s

Spanish / Portuguese Embossed Leather Covered Trunk c. Late 17th - Early 18th Century (Bonham’s Auction House)

Leather Covered Small Trunk or “Document” Box c. 1770 - 1800 (National Park Service)

Leather Covered Small Trunk or “Document” Box c. 1770 - 1800 (National Park Service)

Leather Covered Small Trunks or “Document” Boxes 18th Century (Tom Wnuck Estate)

Leather Covered Small Trunks or “Document” Boxes 18th Century (Tom Wnuck Estate)

Leather Covered Small Trunk or “Document” Box c. 1769 (Bonhams - William H. Guthman Collection)

Leather Covered Small Trunk or “Document” Box c. 1769 (Bonhams - William H. Guthman Collection)

English Leather Covered Small Trunk or “Document” Box Stamped with the Royal Cipher and Crown

English Leather Covered Small Trunk or “Document” Box Stamped with the Royal Cipher and Crown 18th Century (Bonhams - William H. Guthman Collection)

Leather Covered Small Trunk or “Document” Box c. 1760 - 1765 (Private Collection)

Leather Covered Small Trunk or “Document” Box c. 1760 - 1765 (Private Collection)

Sealskin Covered Small Trunk or “Document” Box Late 18th Century (Parks Canada, Quebec)

Sealskin Covered Small Trunk or “Document” Box Late 18th Century (Parks Canada, Quebec)

Leather Covered Small Trunk or “Document” Box from Maryland Owned by Former Slave, Aunt Letty,

Leather Covered Small Trunk or “Document” Box from Maryland Owned by Former Slave, Aunt Letty, who Lived with the Beale Family of Williamsburg, Virginia (Colonial Williamsburg Foundation)

18th Century

Leather Covered Small Trunk, Dispatch or “Document” Box Marked for William Pitt and the Repeal

Leather Covered Small Trunk, Dispatch or “Document” Box Marked for William Pitt and the Repeal of the Stamp Act “Stamp Act Repealed - March 18 (James D. Julia Auctions)

1766”

Leather Covered Small Trunk, Dispatch or “Document” Box Marked for William Pitt and the Repeal

Leather Covered Small Trunk, Dispatch or “Document” Box Marked for William Pitt and the Repeal of the Stamp Act “Stamp Act Repealed - March 18 (James D. Julia Auctions)

1766”

Leather Covered Small Trunk, Dispatch or “Document” Box Marked for William Pitt and the Repeal

Leather Covered Small Trunk, Dispatch or “Document” Box Marked for William Pitt and the Repeal of the Stamp Act “Stamp Act Repealed - March 18 (James D. Julia Auctions)

1766”

Leather Covered Small Trunk, Dispatch or “Document” Box Marked for William Pitt and the Repeal

Leather Covered Small Trunk, Dispatch or “Document” Box Marked for William Pitt and the Repeal of the Stamp Act “Stamp Act Repealed - March 18 (James D. Julia Auctions)

1766”

Leather Covered Small Trunk, Dispatch or “Document” Box Marked for William Pitt and the Repeal

Leather Covered Small Trunk, Dispatch or “Document” Box Marked for William Pitt and the Repeal of the Stamp Act “Stamp Act Repealed - March 18 (James D. Julia Auctions)

1766”

Leather Covered Small Trunk, Dispatch or “Document” Box Marked for William Pitt and the Repeal

Leather Covered Small Trunk, Dispatch or “Document” Box Marked for William Pitt and the Repeal of the Stamp Act “Stamp Act Repealed - March 18 (James D. Julia Auctions)

1766”

Leather Covered “Document” Box Reported to have Belonged to an East India Company O ffi

Leather Covered “Document” Box Reported to have Belonged to an East India Company O cial c. 1750 - 1800 (Christie’s Auction House)

Flat Top Trunks

Flat Top Trunks

Flat Top Trunks
American Leather Campaign Trunk Owned by General George Washington c. 1775 - 1783 (Mount Vernon)

American Leather Campaign Trunk Owned by General George Washington c. 1775 - 1783 (Mount Vernon)

English Leather Covered Trunk (L 43 1/4”, W 19 1/4”, H 12 7/8”) by Charles

English Leather Covered Trunk

(L 43 1/4”, W 19 1/4”, H 12 7/8”)

by Charles Townsend

c. 1740 - 1770

(Colonial Williamsburg Foundation)

Leather Covered Trunk Purchased by George Washington for His Granddaughter, Eliza Late 18th Century (Mount

Leather Covered Trunk Purchased by George Washington for His Granddaughter, Eliza Late 18th Century (Mount Vernon)

English Leather Covered Trunk (L 19 3/4”, W 10 1/4”, H 7”) by Edward Smith

English Leather Covered Trunk (L 19 3/4”, W 10 1/4”, H 7”) by Edward Smith c. 1760 - 1780 (Colonial Williamsburg Foundation)

English Leather Covered Trunk (L 18 3/8”, W 12 1/8”, H 6 3/4”) by Gladman

English Leather Covered Trunk (L 18 3/8”, W 12 1/8”, H 6 3/4”) by Gladman & Randall c. 1775 - 1785 (Colonial Williamsburg Foundation)

Trunk
Trunk
Plates
Plates
English Brass Trunk Plate Owned by Captain Hawker, H.M. 62nd Regiment of Foot, Light Infantry

English Brass Trunk Plate Owned by Captain Hawker, H.M. 62nd Regiment of Foot, Light Infantry c. 1775 (Photograph by Eric Schnitzer)

Wood
Wood
Trunks
Trunks
Wood Campaign Trunk or Chest 18th Century (Public Domain)

Wood Campaign Trunk or Chest 18th Century (Public Domain)

Chest of Lieutenant James Grant, H.M. 77th Regiment of Foot c. 1757 - 1763 (Steve

Chest of Lieutenant James Grant, H.M. 77th Regiment of Foot c. 1757 - 1763 (Steve Rogers Arms & Americana)

Chest of Lieutenant James Grant, H.M. 77th Regiment of Foot c. 1757 - 1763 (Steve

Chest of Lieutenant James Grant, H.M. 77th Regiment of Foot c. 1757 - 1763 (Steve Rogers Arms & Americana)

Administration Paper Trunk Owned by General Thomas Gage, The Last Royal Governor of Massachusetts c.1770

Administration Paper Trunk Owned by General Thomas Gage, The Last Royal Governor of Massachusetts

c.1770

(Clements Library)

Administration Paper Trunk Owned by General Thomas Gage, The Last Royal Governor of Massachusetts c.1770

Administration Paper Trunk Owned by General Thomas Gage, The Last Royal Governor of Massachusetts

c.1770

(Clements Library)

Administration Paper Trunks Owned by General Thomas Gage, The Last Royal Governor of Massachusetts c.1770

Administration Paper Trunks Owned by General Thomas Gage, The Last Royal Governor of Massachusetts

c.1770

(Clements Library)

American Chest / Storage Box in Red Paint c. 1750 - 1790 (Private Collection)
American Chest / Storage Box in Red Paint c. 1750 - 1790 (Private Collection)

American Chest / Storage Box in Red Paint c. 1750 - 1790 (Private Collection)

American Chest / Storage Box in Red Paint c. 1750 - 1790 (Private Collection)

American Chest / Storage Box in Red Paint c. 1750 - 1790 (Private Collection)

Portmanteaus
Portmanteaus
&
&
Valises
Valises
Leather Portmanteau 18th Century (Fort Ticonderoga)

Leather Portmanteau 18th Century (Fort Ticonderoga)

Leather Portmanteau 18th Century (Fort Ticonderoga)

Leather Portmanteau 18th Century (Fort Ticonderoga)

“Return From the Grand Tour” Oxford 1778 (Lewis Walpole Library)

“Return From the Grand Tour”

Oxford

1778

(Lewis Walpole Library)

“Return From the Grand Tour” Oxford 1778 (Lewis Walpole Library)

“Return From the Grand Tour”

Oxford

1778

(Lewis Walpole Library)

“Return From the Grand Tour” Oxford 1778 (Lewis Walpole Library)

“Return From the Grand Tour”

Oxford

1778

(Lewis Walpole Library)

“School Boys giving Charity to a Blind Man” byWilliam Redmore Bigg, 1782 (Michael Finney Antique

“School Boys giving Charity to a Blind Man” byWilliam Redmore Bigg, 1782 (Michael Finney Antique Books & Prints)

“School Boys giving Charity to a Blind Man” byWilliam Redmore Bigg, 1782 (Michael Finney Antique

“School Boys giving Charity to a Blind Man” byWilliam Redmore Bigg, 1782 (Michael Finney Antique Books & Prints)

A Dinner Conversation Marcellus Laroon the Younger c. 1735 - 1740 (Yale Center for British

A Dinner Conversation Marcellus Laroon the Younger c. 1735 - 1740 (Yale Center for British Art)

A Dinner Conversation Marcellus Laroon the Younger c. 1735 - 1740 (Yale Center for British

A Dinner Conversation Marcellus Laroon the Younger c. 1735 - 1740 (Yale Center for British Art)

“TAX ON POST HORSES” by Paul Sandby After John Nixon (The British Museum) 1782

“TAX ON POST HORSES” by Paul Sandby After John Nixon (The British Museum)

1782

Purdie’s Virginia Gazette Advertisement of Williamsburg, Virginia 10 January 1777 (Newspapers.com)
Purdie’s Virginia Gazette Advertisement of Williamsburg, Virginia 10 January 1777 (Newspapers.com)

Purdie’s Virginia Gazette Advertisement of Williamsburg, Virginia 10 January 1777 (Newspapers.com)

Acknowledgements
Acknowledgements

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