Posted 7 years ago
32" long ,22" ht. 19" wide Embossed Leather covered (Turtle top) round top, barrel stave trunk,The top edges of this trunk are flat around the perimeter.There is only a 2"inch rise just in the center,not on the side walls like most barrel stave trunks. The unique Brass double lock is by Star lock co. of Phila. with 4 separate patents for this lock.The star rotates to expose the key hole.2 concern the lock and 2 the latch
C. Liebrich May 2 1854,
L.Vitting Feb.26 1867
Z. Walsh May 4 1869
Andy Adams Nov.8 1870
(A Special thanks to Jim Cardoza, HMS Trunks for the patent.information)
This trunk was given to me by a fellow trunker " Thunder" thanks Elise.
80 percent of the original leather is present.I have started refinishing the metal as is apparent by the white chemical paint remover residue in the photos.The interior cover has some older neat winter themed Lithographs of what appears to be 2 classic Germanic pictures of Santa Clause.1 picture of a Man with rifle playing with gently with his mate and two children below. My somewhat educated guess would be circa. 1875 to 1880s give or take. I will refinish the metal in black satin paint. recover the interior , built a new tray ,protect and restore the lithographs.
The leather I will attempt to replace the damaged parts,and re- condition it.
New leather straps may be in order as well .I Will post pics when completed.