Posted 6 years ago
I restored (repurposed) this little stagecoach trunk a couple of years ago. I say it's a stagecoach trunk, but not completely sure about that as it does have rollers on the bottom VS. skids.
I refinished the exterior and completely relined the interior, using the original lithograph that was inside the lid. I tried to keep the interior as close to the original design as possible (I have a lot of antique style wallpaper in my shop to choose from).
The handles and end caps are original. I simply re-wrapped the handles in canvas, just as they originally were. I made the leather straps, on the front, but the buckles are the original buckles.
As for the painted design, I must have been filled with the Christmas spirit at the time. But still, I thought it turned out well.
The trunk is rather small (about 26" X 12" X 12"). But, I love the small trunks, as they're a lot easier to work with and easier to store as well.
This one now belongs to one of our local Priests' who was thrilled to have it. I know he's taking good care of it.
I'm not truly sure of the age of this one, but I'm guessing around the 1860's to 1870's.
Thanks for looking!!