Posted 6 years ago
"Lucy" arrived today! Hope Trunkman can comment- Listing text read-- German All Wood Dovetailed Steamer Trunk With Lock, Key and Provenance This world traveler was left in the 1880 Victorian home my mother purchased in 1952. The trunk retains a wonderful original wood finish featuring dovetail joinery, hammered iron latch, lock with key and cut nails. From writings and other papers left by the family we determined it was owned by Mr. and Mrs. Edward B. Schweizer who came from Germany in the 1800s to eventually settle in Stockbridge, Massachusetts and was later passed on to his granddaughter, Lucy. Lucy left her personal note of provenance on the underside of the lid, "Lucy Schweizer: My Grandmother's trunk Brought From Germany Many Years Ago." We have left the paper coverings intact on this trunk, outside and within. Additionally, we are including Lucy's original copy of an "In Memoriam" written in March, 1920 with the passing of Edward B. Schweizer as seen in the photographs. Dimensions are: 33" x 16" x 14 1/2" and weight of the trunk only is approximately 25 pounds.