Posted 5 years ago
Hello fellow collectors!!!
I acquired this early 1800's leather covered round trunk six or eight weeks ago. Back in the very early 1800's, this style of trunk was a very popular design. Many were hair on hide covered and few still exists. It was also common practice to add the owners' initials on the top with brass tacks.
This one is in really very pristine condition and I'm guessing that it has been restored many years ago. However, I've had this sitting in my garage with the lid open to air it out. Though most of the trunks I acquire have that old antique smell inside. This one was pretty extreme. I ended up wiping it out with a damp cloth soaked in bleach water. That seemed to take care of the odor issue.
I was able to get this one for an extremely great price. It's just a wonderful addition to my growing trunk collection. Looking more and more like I'm going to need to build on an addition to my home to display my trunks and top hats!!
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