Posted 5 years ago
This is my newest addition to my collection. Dating from the turn of the 1800's this soft top leather trunk is in great shape for its age. There is a hole in the lid to stuff your linen or laundry in to make the seat soft. If you where waiting for a stagecoach, train or steam ship, why not have a seat? Apparently they are quite rare. The leather top has a wonderful tooled motif, and a nice scroll to the brass tacks. Two leather straps that went across the top are missing. Other than that it is all original, down to the leather stays to hold the lid open. I was very excited to see this come up for sale and had to wait a week to acquire it -- seems no one else was interested!