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  • Date 1845
  • Place of Origin Voss, Hordaland, Norway
  • Creator Ola Eriksen Tveitejorde

Front decorated with two female figures in Victorian dress surrounded by rosemaling painted against red background. Side and back panels are painted in background red. Gently rounded cover of three planks with two riveted wrought iron supporting bands. Decorative iron on edges as well as around center front key plate.

Trunk was painted by Ola Eriksen Tveitejorde who was born in Hol in 1817 and died in Ål in 1876. Tveitejorde mostly lived and painted in Voss. The painting on this trunk is typical for the Voss area. –Nils Ellingsgard, 1979

Trunk was made by donor’s grandfather and used as his sea chest. Donor’s mother used the trunk to bring her belongings to America around 1910.

  • Materials Wood, metal
  • Dimensions height: 23.5 inches; width: 47.5 inches; depth: 24.75 inches
  • Identifier / Source 1979.002.001 - Gift of June Greb