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A GEORGE II BRASS-MOUNTED LEATHER TRUNK
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A GEORGE II BRASS-MOUNTED LEATHER TRUNK

IN THE MANNER OF EDWARD SMITH, SECOND QUARTER 18TH CENTURY

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A GEORGE II BRASS-MOUNTED LEATHER TRUNK
IN THE MANNER OF EDWARD SMITH, SECOND QUARTER 18TH CENTURY
Decorated throughout with close-nailed brass studs in the form of flower-heads, on later stand with turned feet
27¼ in. (69.3 cm.) high; 41¼ in. (104.7 cm.) wide; 21 in. (53.4 cm.) deep (2)
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This lot will be removed to an off-site warehouse at the close of business on the day of sale - 2 weeks free storage

Lot Essay

Leather trunks remained relatively unaltered in form from the reign of Charles II through the reign of George II. Between 1750 and 1760, George II's coffer-maker, Edward Smith, supplied both the king and various members of the court with a large number of trunks covered with Russia leather (P. Macquoid and R. Edwards, The Dictionary of English Furniture, London, rev.ed., 1954, vol. II, p. 17).
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