Posted 7 years ago
This is a very unusual trunk. It has a separate protective heavy canvas cover that slips off and a very heavy English made VR Crown lock. Inside the lid was written that this trunk survived the 1908 Chelsea, MA fire. The protective canvas covering has the name "Stebbins" stenciled on the outside. The name Mary Augusta Stebbins is written inside the lid of the trunk. The exterior is canvas with a very heavy black protective coating. You can see that it experienced a lot of heat at one time or another, but still appears to be in premium condition. The canvas covering still has part of a decal from a bank. So, I would assume that this trunk was used in the banking business. Can anyone tell me anything about this trunk, it's age and what it may have been used for? I bought it because it is so unique.