Doll trunk and accessories
Wood, leather, paper, metal
Overall: 9 x 12 x 7 1/2 in. ( 22.9 x 30.5 x 19 cm )
Rectangular dome-topped wooden doll trunk covered in leather with embossed geometric designs; black straps nailed with brass tacks; handles at sides and lock at front, castors on base. Original key inside trunk. Interior covered with printed paper; compartmentalized lid and lift-out tray; 2 chromolithographed figural images affixed to interior. Trunk contains various doll accessories, including a small case of toilet articles, a doll lorgnette on chain, an ivory fan, and various ribbons.
This doll trunk belonged to Edith Gray Richards, the mother of the donor. It contains the clothing and accessories of "Marie," a doll brought from Paris in 1867 by Augustus Cory Richards, the grandfather of the donor.
Gift of Mrs. E. J. Dimock
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.