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    Posted 7 years ago

    aroc
    (12 items)

    Leather covered box About 22" W x 11.5" h, very early nails, maybe more of a box than a trunk.
    Keyhole cover says "patent".
    Any insights from trunk aficionados appreciated.
    Have had many but not like this.

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    1. Jewels Jewels, 7 years ago
      This is really great! I love it
    2. aroc, 7 years ago
      Thanks.
    3. trunkman trunkman, 7 years ago
      Very beautiful early trunk -- perhaps 1820's or earlier depending on construction. really wonderful brass studding -- top quality trunk at its time. I have a somewhat similar one in size and shape we have dated to be in the late 1770's or around there -- that date was based on the early "rose head" hand made nails in it. This one is a bit more ornate. A gorgeous example of craftsmanship for this era -- thanks for the post!
    4. jscott0363 jscott0363, 7 years ago
      Incredible trunk and in such amazing condition!! I've wanted one of these for years. But, my wife says if I bring more trunks home, I'll need to get rid of some or build an addition on the house to hold them all. LOL!! Thanks for sharing.
    5. Jewels Jewels, 7 years ago
      One of my favorite things I've seen here :)

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