Posted 8 years ago
Well, I know all of my friends on CW are thinking "This guy sure does have a lot of hat trunks". And you'd be correct. I do love these and have several in my collection.
I've had this one for quite some time now. I've been meaning to post it, but I'm just now getting around to it.
It's a gentlemans' hat trunk. A BIG thanks to Jim Cardoza, of hmsantiquetrunks.com, for identifying the maker of this trunk for me.
It was made by Liprosta, of Dresden, Germany. Check out the logo of the stork carrying the trunk. This brass logo tag is on each end of the trunk.
This one is heavily coated canvas covered with leather trim. It has a tremendous amount of high quality heavy brass hardware and copper rivets. That's something you won't normally see on other hat trunks of this style.
It's in pretty fair condition, interior included. There are a couple of straps missing from the interior, which is typical. Other than that, it's in pretty fair condition, for its' age.
This one is not exactly my favorite, but it ranks in the top 10 of my hat trunk collection. I believe this one is from the early 1900's era.
And thanks again to Jim Cardoza, of hmsantiquetrunks.com, for identifying this trunk maker for me.
Thanks for looking!!