TLF ID R1782
This is a small (67 cm x 70 cm x 50 cm) lacquered wooden trunk, which has a ripped hessian cloth cover bound with rope. The words 'WONG TOW' are written on the lid. These refer to the owner of the trunk, Wong Tow of Sunwai village, near Canton in China, who brought this trunk to New Zealand when he came in about 1900. The trunk has semi-circular metal handles on either side and there is Chinese script on both the cover and a paper label inside the lid.