Tuesday, December 13, 2022



Small dome-top cowhide covered and tack decorated box with carrying handle. Lock in place. Tacks spell out "M.C." and trunk is identified to Lt. Colonel Morgan Connor who served Thompsons Pennsylvania Rifle Regiment, the 1st Continental Infantry, Hartley's Additional Regiment, 11th PA and 7th PA regiments. He was also Adjutant General to Washington from April through June 1777. He was lost at sea in January 1780 while on leave. The box contains a tinned iron camp/travelling candle stand with flints, striker, and part of a candle inside; pair of brass dividers; small pair iron scissors, clay pipe bowl, small corkscrew, two pairs glasses, one with tin case, pipe bowl in case, comb, key (not fitting the lock.) The box is lined with 1782 and 1793 dated newspapers indicating continued use by the family and some of the objects inside are clearly later as well. 

CONDITION: Very good. Some loss to leather trim and wear to hide surface, but brass decorative and iron functional tacks are all in place the hide shows no holes or large losses. These small boxes in the shape of miniature trunks are typical for carrying personal effects during the period.

Item Dimensions: 12 x 7 x 7"

Final Bid: $676.50

Minimum Bid: $400.

Estimate: $800 - $1,500

# of Bids: 4

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Morphy Auction

December 13-15, 2022 Collectible Firearms & Militaria

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