Additional Information: Superb carved sea chest with all elements carved from the
solid. The top features a shield eagle flanked by stars and articulated banners, the front
depicts two facing whimsical sea creatures and a shield shaped carved escutcheon.
With two massive brass handles, projecting molded top, canted ends featuring, applied
brass stars and dovetail joinery.
Trunk, Leather Bound, Brass Studded, Repousse Bosses, Doubled Headed Eagle
Possibly Spain, 18th Century
Double headed eagle beneath crown, heart & star decoration, initials JP; beautiful condition and patina, original wrought iron hardware, fabric lined interior
The back displays wallpaper with scattered losses; may have once been covered with leather although other leather is overall fine, all else good condition.
(H: 17.25", W: 42", D: 19")
A superbly decorated pine box with hide covering, original lock, and brass hardware.
The interior papered in blue; rosehead nails. Penned within the lid interior: “Grandfather
Louis Noe’s Chest [B.F.U.] Please see bottom”. Written on the base is found: “This
chest I feel certain come along with the Noe’s from France when they accom. [sic]
(Gen.) Marquis de Lafayette to the U.S. of America”.
(Height: 6.5"; width: 14.25"; depth: 7.5")
17th Century Leather Bound Trunk,
Brass Studs, Crowns, Fleur de Lis
This casket is mounted with a pair of cast brass crowns which center the wrought iron bail handle. Other
ornament includes oval brass bosses, and hand planished domed tacks. On the front are a pair of brass
fleur-de-lis centering the lock hasp and heart shape escutcheon. All sides are covered in leather; bottom
appears to be covered with ostrich hide affixed with 27 domed brass tacks [may be over original hide];
some of the smallest domed tacks are embossed on edges. The interior is marble papered. Leather hinge
runs the width of trunk; metallic bound wove thread tape binding prevents the lid from falling backward
which partially protected the integrity of hinge. About half of the leather hinge is split, other minor
imperfections are consistent with age and use. When we acquired the box, the lock escutcheon plate was
missing some nails. We have since added period nails. Displays well.
(Height: 5"; width: 10.75"; depth: 7")
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