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travelling trunk


Object connections:

Collection Furniture
ExhibitionsNelson, Navy, Nation
User collections Collectables (All) by blueheatwave
Collectables (UK) by blueheatwave
Gallery locationNelson, Navy, Nation Gallery (Floor plans)
PeopleProvenance: Baily, Joseph
EventsNapoleonic Wars: Battle of Trafalgar, 1805
VesselsBritannia (1762)

Object details:

Object ID AAA3318
Description Travelling trunk said to belong to Midshipman J. Bailey who served in 'Britannia' at Trafalgar. Probably Joseph Baily, volunteer 1st class, aged 13, born in Frome, Somerset. The trunk has curved sides and a hinged lid. The surface was originally covered with hide, the hair side outwards, secured with domed upholstery tacks. Only parts of this remain. It has iron reinforcing plates at the ends, a lock and an iron ring handle.
Date made circa 1805

Artist/Maker Bryants Trunk and Bucket Warehouse
Place made City of London
Credit National Maritime Museum, Greenwich, London
Materials wood: pine; organic: leather; metal
Measurements Overall: 310 mm x 620 mm x 320 mm
  • travelling trunk (AAA3318)
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