WWI Era Military Trunk Painted by Artist Ira Yeager


Amazing folk art military radio trunk with a painted bust of an native American Indian by artist Ira Yeager (American 1938-2022). WWI era canvas covered trunk used to store radio parts made by Tophams, Inc for the U.S. military in Washington D.C. The trunk is fitted with brass lock plates and hardware. The top is decorated with an native American Indian face and signed by Ira on the left with a fictitious date 1805. Used as a prop in his art gallery. Painted in the late 20th century for a showing of his native American Indian artworks.

Provenance: Purchased from the Yager Galerie Calistoga, CA.

Dimensions: 22.5"w x 15"d x 11.5"h

Circa: Early 20th Century, United States

Materials: Brass, Canvas, Wood

Condition: Distressed, minor wear consistent with age and use. Additions or alterations made to the original: Painted by artist Ira Yeager. Distressed patina as seen in photos. Age appropriate wear with losses, cracks, and fading. Painted in late 20th century.

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