Share your favorites on Show & Tell

1880s Trunk?-need help

In Furniture > Trunks > Show & Tell.
trunkman's loves747 of 4162Antique Steamer TrunkBiggest bumble bee brooch, gold, silver, diamonds, rubies, goldstone.
4
Love it
0
Like it

FatBoy64FatBoy64 loves this.
trunkmantrunkman loves this.
officialfuelofficialfuel loves this.
AnnaBAnnaB loves this.
See 2 more
Add to collection

    Please create an account, or Log in here

    If you don't have an account, create one here.


    Create a Show & TellReport as inappropriate


    Posted 5 years ago

    oldworlde
    (1 item)

    Hello,

    I'm hoping to get some advice/help more info about this trunk I found. Its size is: 28in wide x 15in. deep x about 17in tall. It has the old wood smell to it, and the paper seems very brittle on the inside. The outside has some kind of metal...maybe tin? covering most of it? Not really sure :/

    This was found at an antique shop in Red Wing, MN. I loved the size of this trunk, and I've not really seen one in this size anywhere. I'm hoping someone can tell me more about it?? I'm also hoping that this isn't some kind of "fake" trunk someone made as well... I plan on getting a piece of tempered glass cut for it with rubber bumpers, as well as having my father build a small base for it as well. (Not attaching either to the trunk)

    Unsolved Mystery

    Help us close this case. Add your knowledge below.

    logo
    Trunks
    See all
    Antique Trunk Hardware-Leather Handles,Ends and Nails for Trunks & Chests-New--U
    Antique Trunk Hardware-Leather Hand...
    $27
    1931 Lane Altavista Cedar Chest Aroma Tite Trunk Blanket Chest ornate carvings
    1931 Lane Altavista Cedar Chest Aro...
    $180
    Antique Trunk Restoration Book Chest Steamer Vintage New Info Refinish RESTORE
    Antique Trunk Restoration Book Ches...
    $30
    RARE 18TH C NE MINIATURE BLANKET CHEST ORIGINAL GREEN PAINT WALLPAPER INTERIOR
    RARE 18TH C NE MINIATURE BLANKET CH...
    $178
    logo
    Antique Trunk Hardware-Leather Handles,Ends and Nails for Trunks & Chests-New--U
    Antique Trunk Hardware-Leather Hand...
    $27
    See all

    Comments

    1. trunkman trunkman, 5 years ago
      Nice little tin and canvas covered flat top trunk circa early 1900's. There are more full sized trunks than these smaller ones -- but they typically are not too hard to find. Certainly an original piece -- without a maker's label it's hard to know what company manufactured it. Enjoy!

    Want to post a comment?

    Create an account or login in order to post a comment.