- Date 1778
- Place of Origin Hedmark, Norway
- Creator possibly Syver Syversen Øverli
Trunk decorated with Gudbrandsdal style rosemaling on the front and the lid with a background color of dark green. Narrow bands of red painted iron over top, down front, and on sides. Initials AHD are cut out of the iron band that holds the lock. Trunk stands on four modelled legs. Interior lid has a stylized Lion of Norway painted in red and yellow. Interior has a small box with a carved geometric design on lid.
Inscription: HTS 1778
Donor states that the trunk was given to her by her aunt Dora, the only daughter of Trond Arnesen Sogaard and Maren (Hoye) Sogaard (used Sogard in U.S.). Trond and Maren of Hedmark, Norway came with five children in 1867 to Yorkville, Racine County, Wisconsin. In 1870 they moved to Forest City, Iowa, to farm.
- Materials Wood
- Dimensions height: 24 inches; width: 35.5 inches; depth: 20.5 inches
- Identifier / Source 1975.034.001 - Gift of Irene Sogard