Posted 6 years ago
Here's my latest little steamer trunk. This one is a rather small steamer trunk, measuring only 22" X 15" X 11". It's covered in patent leather and is 100% intact. The binding is fiber, but the corners and carry handle are leather. The barrel key was missing, but I was easily able to locate a key to operate the lock.
The interior is in very nice condition. Both the tray and interior are fabric lined. The leather carry handle is in very nice condition. It's difficult to read, but the leather handle has the name "SARAH L. JEWETT" embossed into it. I would love to know a bit of history about Ms. Jewett.
Judging by the remaining remnants of travel decals, on this one, Ms. Jewett evidently was well traveled. The best decal on the trunk is one from "UNION-HOTEL LUCERNE". I confirmed with Mr. Andreas Augustin, President of FamousHotels.org in Vienna, Austria, that this hotel was most definitely located in Lucerne, Switzerland.
A BIG thanks to our CW friend Drill for furnishing me with the web links to confirm the hotel location shown on the decal. THANK YOU!!!
I'd place this one around the late 1920s or 1930s. I'm also not sure if this one was American made or not. But, based on the style and design, this is more than likely a Swiss made trunk.
Thanks for stopping by and having a look!!