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Sailor's Chest; L1994.351.254

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Sailor's Chest

Object Type


About this Object

Lockable wooden chest with a hinged lid. The beckets (rope handles) are attached via carved mounts. Lid has a canvas cover, and the whole exterior has been painted black. Keyhole at front. Interior lid features pencil drawing of a fully rigged ship at anchor with land in background. Rest of lid and hinges are painted canary yellow. Chest contains a rusty metal artefact with a curved blade.

Medium and Materials

Wood, 0 - Whole Canvas


Length (mm): 665mm (2 3/16ft) Width: 408mm (1 5/16ft) Height (mm): 287mm (15/16ft)

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Other Number

Mar 220


Auckland Institute & Museum Maritime Collections

Credit Line

On loan from Auckland War Memorial Museum Tāmaki Paenga Hira

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