Posted 5 years ago
The newest addition to my trunk collection. I just got this dome top canvas covered trunk. I was just amazed at the condition of this one. With the exception of the missing tray, it's 100% complete. The canvas covering is in pristine condition. The interior is still lined with the original linen fabric and in fair condition for it's age.
All I had to do for this one was to clean about 100 years worth of dirt from the exterior, replace the leather handles (cast iron end caps on the handles), replace the fabric lid stays and cleanout the interior.
This one has the original owners initials (L.C.T.) stenciled on each end. I thought the lithograph, inside the lid, was one of the best I have in my collection. This one also still has a transfer company tag tacked to the end of the lid. I thought that was pretty cool. The tag is really brittle though and I'm afraid it'll eventually just crumble away. Still trying to figure a way to preserve that old transfer tag without destroying it first.
A BIG thanks go out to our CW friend Jim Cardoza, of hmsantiquetrunks.com!! I now know that this trunk is from the late 1870's to mid 1880's. Thank you Jim for the wonderful information and history.
So, this one doesn't look too bad to be about 135 or 140 years old!!
Thanks for stopping by and having a look at my 100th CW post!!