Antique Wood Trunk

Antique Deer-hide trunk

Antique Deer-hide trunk
Antique Deer-hide trunk
Antique Deer-hide trunk
Antique Deer-hide trunk
Antique Deer-hide trunk
Antique Deer-hide trunk
Antique Deer-hide trunk
Antique Deer-hide trunk
Antique Deer-hide trunk
Antique Deer-hide trunk
Antique Deer-hide trunk
Antique Deer-hide trunk

Antique Deer-hide trunk   Antique Deer-hide trunk
Unusual in its appearance and different than most antique trunks of the day, this trunk had no ornate hardware or impressions on tin or wood. It wasn't a European humpback nor a flat chest. Measuring 30' long, 16" deep and 12" high it was covered with a dried animal skin more than likely deer hide attached to the trunk with simple pig iron nails of the era 1700.

Surprisingly the inside of the trunk held unbelievable treasures. Attached to the dome of the trunk is the famous print relating to the trial of Jesus Christ by the Jewish Sanhedrin in Jerusalem just prior to the crucifixion.

This print was produced by George Thompson and published in London Oct 28, 1794. Many prints were made in the 17. Centuries but few had text descriptions of the Sanhedrin remarks.

This George Thompson print is one such print known that presented the words in English Unfortunately no known other copy of this print survives today. This print from "Printers Alley in London is one of only 3 different prints on "The Bloody Sentence of The Jews Against Jesus Christ Savior of the World. The Cluer Dicey print of 1795 is secured in the British Museum and is not for showing.

A copy of the Joseph Kerner print 1782 is secured in the United States Library Of Congress. A later version was done by Londoner John Evans. This print is also in the British Museum. The Famous German Artist Kemmelmeyer painted an oil version of the John Evans print in Baltimore in 1802. That art resides with the Museum of Southern Decorative Art in North Carolina.

The George Thompson print inside the trunk is the only known print in existence. An original print as this one, was at one time maintained in the Lennox -Boyd Collection and later transferred to the John Johnson Collection. Its current status is unknown. This print of The Bloody Sentence is derived from a centuries long debate among religious scholars to determine whether Pontius Pilate or the Jewish Council of priests were responsible for sentencing Christ to death. The next print inside the walls of the trunk is the famous Cluer Dicey Print of 1765 titled A New Map of the Land of Promise And the Holy City of Jerusalem with the Principal Scripture Histories of the Old & New Testament..

This work depicts the early history of the world from the Garden of Eden to the Great Flood and includes maps of the areas of the 7 tribes and the architectural sketches of the new Jerusalem. Only 3 of these prints are known to exist and are in the safekeeping of private collectors. The value of either print is not known as the museums as well as private collectors will not release the value. This Rare piece of history is the only piece in the world that has both original prints of The Bloody Sentence of the Jews against Jesus Christ Savior of the World 1794 and A New Map of the Land of Promise And the Holy City of Jerusalem with the Principal Scripture Histories of the Old & New Testament1765. Over 2 years of research has gone into the understanding of this special trunk and its contents.

Pictures include the following: Trunk Closed, Trunk Side view, Trunk Open with view of Print Bloody Sentence, Trunk Full Open, Title of Print publication, Print maker George Thompson 1794, Map Of The Land Of Promise, Portion of map with history of old testament, Great Flood, Adam in the Garden, Adam and Eve in Garden, Planned architecture of new Jerusalem. Ther walls of the trunk contain the pictures of the print at large. A most authentic piece of history as the holy season of the Passover and Easter approach. This item is in the category "Antiques\Furniture\Trunks & Chests".

The seller is "alabaman01" and is located in this country: US. This item can be shipped to United States.

  • Handle Finish: pig iron
  • Department: collector
  • Style: Antique
  • Item Height: 12 in
  • Item Width: 16 in
  • Additional Parts Required: No
  • Material: wood, deer hide nail
  • Type: Handmade relic trunk
  • Antique: Yes
  • Color: Yellow, brown meial
  • Item Length: 30 in
  • Handle Material: Pig Iron
  • Item Weight: 24 lb
  • Brand: none
  • Time Period Manufactured: Pre-1800

Antique Deer-hide trunk   Antique Deer-hide trunk