This green leather on camphor wood China Trade trunk has an engraved name plate for Capt. Thomas Canney.
Little is known of the captain but it is very likely that it is the same Thomas Canney who transported convicts to Australia on The Katherine Stewart Forbes. The ship went first to New South Wales in 1830 and then to Van Diemen's Land in 1832. These dates would fit in with the trunk and it's possible that Canney purchased the trunk whilst in the East. The trunk is plain to the interior and has brass carrying handles to the sides. Early 19th Century.