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Posted 2 years ago

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Phatbuddha
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A lovely old box trunk
I'm not sure what this box made or used for?? Maybe a foot locker for a Soldier? I'm not sure but it's a lovely looking thing and it's a great size. I keep all my goodies in it :)

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  1. trunkman trunkman, 2 years ago
    What a fantastic box! It looks British to me -- particularly the handles. It does have the look of a military campaign style of chest. I have one that is black of similar style that dates back to late 1770's. The handles suggest a later date, perhaps 1860's, but I really am guessing at this point -- the older they are the smaller they are. Can you see a nail head anywhere to help date it? Either way, it is a wonderful early chest. How did you come across it?
  2. Phatbuddha Phatbuddha, 2 years ago
    Thanks for the info trunkman. I didn't Realise it was that old.
    I got it from the dump :) a great find
  3. trunkman trunkman, 2 years ago
    That is kinda funny -- I forget that you were in England when I said it looks British. It is hard to discern the age from the picture -- if the corners are made from cast iron then for sure it is that old, if they are made out of stamped metal then a little bit of a later date. You have a great eye for these things... keep them coming!
  4. Phatbuddha Phatbuddha, 2 years ago
    Thanks trunkman for your info,your Comments are really Interesting. The corners look like they are cast metal so that would made it a bit later.

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