Posted 7 years ago
I've been collecting trunks for almost 40 years now and recently bought a nice Jenny Lind style trunk with this great brass lock. I'm pretty certain it's from the late 1850's to 1860's. It is very well made, with the center parts being cast brass attached to the brass lock plate. You have to push George in just the right way to get that piece to move to the right as it's on a special spring latch inside. I've seen a variety of this type lock, but never one with what appears to be George Washington. At least that's who it looks like to me... let me know what you think! I hope the pictures are good enough to see the details, such as his uniform. Thanks!