Antique Steamer Trunks and Chests

Antique trunks, also called traveling chests, were originally used as luggage for extended trips by stagecoach, train, or steamship. Today, given the weight limitations on airplanes and the new, lightweight wheeled luggage available, most people use these old trunks as furniture—chests for storing things like blankets, linens, papers, and other memorabilia. Antique chests, unlike trunks, were always designed for storage and were never...Continue Reading