Spanish Colonial Leather Chest from Mexico

From the New Mexico History Museum

A small, late 18th-century, tooled-leather chest with elaborate animal, bird and floral designs bearing traces of original red, gold and black paint. On display in the History Museum’s main exhibit, Telling New Mexico: Stories from Then and Now.

History Collection NMHM, DCA, 4198/45 Gift of Mrs. Joseph Imhof

Photo by Blair Clark, New Mexico Department of Cultural Affairs

Note: Representative image at left is often cropped for display purposes. Downloaded high-resolution images are not cropped.