Description

    A Mae West Enormous Steamer Trunk, 1920s. Oversized, of traditional design, wood with metal enforcements and hinges, wheels on bottom, leather handles on either side (though both are mostly disintegrated now), top lid with white-painted lettering reading "Mae West / Theatre / Hats;" used by the star in her early performance days in New York City and around the rest of the country; enclosed inside trunk are a number of textiles from the star's famous Ravenswood apartment on Rossmore Avenue in Los Angeles including blankets, tablecloths, banners, fabric swatches, and the like; included with a signed 'Letter of Provenance' from John West, Mae's nephew. (Please note this trunk is in heavily worn and rusted condition as West likely used it for decades.)
    31" x 44" x 27"


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    Auction Dates
    June, 2016
    24th-25th Friday-Saturday
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