Share your favorites on Show & Tell

Stagecoach Trunk possibly from 1715

In Furniture > Trunks > Show & Tell.
Furniture2390 of 4604Help! Tell me about this leather table!!can someone tell me who made the table and chairs????
5
Love it
1
Like it

trunkmantrunkman loves this.
officialfuelofficialfuel loves this.
musikchoomusikchoo loves this.
ManikinManikin loves this.
libz20libz20 loves this.
LommamLommam likes this.
See 4 more
Add to collection

Please create an account, or Log in here

If you don't have an account, create one here.


Create a Show & TellReport as inappropriate



Posted 2 years ago

Email

Lommam
(1 item)

I have a stagecoach trunk that is possibly from 1715. It was lined with a newspaper named The Patriot dated April 4, 1826 (pieces saved.) The truck was re-lined with a removable liner back in early 1980 to preserve it's original wood. I purchased it from a collector in the early 80's in Manchester, NH. He's also the person who re-lined it. I've treasured it since and have taken excellent care of it.

Comments

  1. hmsantiquetrunks.com hmsantiquetrunks.com, 2 years ago
    Where do you get the exact date of 1715??? From other trunks I have seen like this, I believe the 1826 paper lining was done when the trunk was built. The style, and construction are typical of this time period. Either way it is a nice trunk.
    Jim
    hmsantiquetrunks,com
  2. trunkman trunkman, 2 years ago
    I would concur with the above statement. This trunks looks to be about early 1800's based on the studs and the design on the rivets. Interestingly enough It combines two styles of two of my trunks that each share one feature of this one, My soft top trunk has the triangle brass stud pattern and my black 1770's trunk has the square corners. Both are on my posting site if you care to look for comparison. Nice trunk -- thanks for the post.

Want to post a comment?

Create an account or login in order to post a comment.