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

BY EDWARD SMITH, SECOND QUARTER 18TH CENTURY

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A GEORGE II BRASS-MOUNTED LEATHER TRUNK
BY EDWARD SMITH, SECOND QUARTER 18TH CENTURY
Decorated throughout with close-nailed brass studs, the domed hinged cover bearing a paper label for 'Edward Smith/Coffer and Plate-Case Maker/to His Majesty/and His Royal Highness ye Prince of Wales/at The King's Arms & Three Trunks/Charing Cross...', the interior lined with marbled paper, the metalwork with replacements
20¼ in. (51.5 cm.) high; 44½ in. (113 cm.) wide; 23 in. (58.3 cm.) deep

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George II's coffer-maker, Edward Smith, supplied both the King and various members of the court with large number of trunks covered with 'russia leather' (P. Macquoid and R. Edwards, The Dictionary of English Furniture, London, 1954, vol. II, p, 17).

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