Posted 6 years ago
Just received this one from England. It's a lady's hat trunk from the late 1800's or early 1900's. It's patent leather with leather trim.
Very rare to find these with all of the leather intact. This one still has the leather flap over the lock. Those are most always missing. This one also has it's original key and the lock works great. The interior is original. Nice heavy brass lock and hardware. Copper rivets are securing the handle hardware and the hat pin cushion clips.
The hat pin cushions are missing, as they usually are, and the leather securing straps have been replaced at one time or another. Still, a really nice trunk. I'm willing to believe that this was made by the John Pound & Co., but not completely sure about that.
Thanks for looking!!