Posted 4 years ago
Hello CW friends!!!
Today, we have a lovely Crouch & Fitzgerald of New York ladies' hat trunk. This hat trunk would be from the 1880's to 1890's period and I feel fortunate to own this one as it is still in such wonderful condition. The reddish brown canvas covering is still in pristine condition with no rips, tears or flaws.
Crouch & Fitzgerald of New York manufactured very high end and expensive trunks of all types and this one is just a very fine example of what they produced. The hot tin dipped hardware contains the letters C&F and N.Y. molded into each individual piece. You'll only find that on Crouch & Fitzgerald trunks.
All this one required was a good cleaning and voila!! Though it's missing it's original leather handles, I dare not attempt to replace the handles on this one as I like it just the way it is and wouldn't want to take any chances of damaging or altering this lovely piece in any way.
It still has its' complete interior, which I'll show in my next post.
Thanks for stopping to have a look!!