Wooden trunk with lid. Two handles on either side. Black nail and iron trim. Linings of Harper's Weekly newspaper on lid and interior. Lift out tray with round ends; "secret compartment" under wood panel on tray can be pressed open to lift off cover for three small compartments. Interior has two compartments.
The trunk originally had black iron hinges and a black latch and wood-peg with cord closure. In 2007, the trunk was modified. The lid was later modified to lift completely off and has two handles for opening. The front closure was modified into a purely decorative latch.