Painted Travel Trunk Naming Steamer Company, circa 1900

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Deep green trunk with excellent, original wrought iron hardware - used for travel from Europe to the United States. Pine wood, dovetail construction; all original.

The top reads: Guston Keefer aus Lauchheim / Antwerp Philadelphia / Steamer Catalonia 8 N.
Which roughly translates to Guston Keefer of Lauchheim [Germany], traveling from Antwerp to Philadelphia via the Steamer Catalonia, a Cunard Line steamship built in 1881.
 
Details
Of the Period
Folk Art
Place of Origin
Europe
Date of Manufacture
circa 1900
Period
1900-1909
Materials and Techniques
Painted   Pine
Wrought Iron
Condition
Excellent
Wear
Wear consistent with age and use
Dimensions
16 in. H x 36 in. W x 17.5 in. D
41 cm H x 91 cm W x 44 cm D
Dealer Location
Philadelphia, PA
Number of Items
1
Reference Number
LU85836293783
Address
M. Finkel & Daughter
936 Pine St.
Philadelphia PA 19107
US
Associations
  • Art Dealers Association of America
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