Posted 8 years ago
Hello! I'm hoping someone can help me confirm or deny my suspicions on this trunk!
My parents purchased it for me as a birthday gift from the flea market. The sellers claimed it to be an 1800s stagecoach trunk and upon further research I suspect it to be a Jenny Lind based on its body style.
I haven't been able to find any markings indicating the producer of the trunk but was wondering if anyone knew what companies produced these style of trunks.
Also, I'm unsure of the material on the trunk, it is worn and torn in some places and my dad suspects it to be a paper type substance as there are 'layers' when you look closely at the tears. It also looks to have had an embossed pattern on it at some point but that is faded as well. The hardware seems to be brass and the lock is very unusual (to me at least) having a feather/leaf shape to the clasp.
If anyone could help me discover a bit more about the type of trunk I have and how best to refinish it I would greatly appreciate it!!