The Davenport Collection
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Maskelyne escape trunk

This brass and mahogany trunk is of the type used by the Maskelynes in the sketch Will, the Witch and the Watchman. The Davenport family bought the assets of the Maskelyne business in the 1930s. This trunk was found in a canvas cover labelled Clive Maskelyne, South Africa. Clive did indeed tour South Africa, so this is probably the trunk he used. It certainly shows signs of wear and tear.

Item Details

Size 610mm x 1000mm x 550mm high
Date Date late 19th or early 20th century.
Key Phrases ,
Ref no N26