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    Posted 5 years ago

    rivivjc
    (1 item)

    Hello I was wondering if anyone could point me in a dirrection as to the year or style of this trunk. It has leather straps and hand made nails. Looks like maybe pine.

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    1. Efesgirl Efesgirl, 5 years ago
      Such a beautiful trunk! Depending on how far back in your family this trunk existed, it could be early 1800s. It just has that kind of look to it.
    2. trunkman trunkman, 5 years ago
      Yes -- an early 1800's -- maybe 1810 t0 1830 or so document box. (by the size of it) Would have originally been hide or canvas covered. I have a similar one with a dated newspaper that helps give a general sense of time of construction of these...
      http://www.collectorsweekly.com/stories/92626-1824-canvas-trunk-petersburg-va
      and hide covered...
      http://www.collectorsweekly.com/stories/48419-antique-rawhide-trunk-1820s
      you can see that the handles are the same as yours. These are more small trunks and less document boxes as they are a bit bigger... hope this helps...

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