A miniature leather Trunk with lift out tray.
The trunk is made from board covered with leather rolled to indent a mock crocodile pattern on to it. Straps of plain leather are used to suggest belts wrapping around the trunk and are fixed with small dome head studs. The corners are also banded with plain leather straps. A piece of leather with canted corners is fixed to the top where a name plate would be. The lid is fixed with a sprung slide lock that is marked English Lever with an illegible trademark and a registration number. The sides of the case have simple metal wire handles. The trunk is lined with a floral paper with birds and has a lift out tray.
This trunk is well made and has good attention to detail. It is very usable although you wouldn’t be able to put heavy items in the tray. Early 20th Century.