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    Posted 4 years ago

    jscott0363
    (475 items)

    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!!

    Thanks very much for stopping by and supporting my posts!!

    Scott

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    Comments

    1. pops52 pops52, 4 years ago
      Very unique style of trunk Scott, never seen one like this before. Really love it!!!
    2. Caperkid, 4 years ago
      Ditto for me too looks great.
    3. jscott0363 jscott0363, 4 years ago
      Pops,
      Thanks!! Yes, this was a very popular style of trunk during the early 1800's period. This was the first one I'd ever seen up close and in person. I've seen photos of this style dating back as far as 1810. That one was hair on hide covered though. Proud to add this one to my collection!
    4. jscott0363 jscott0363, 4 years ago
      Roy,
      Thanks friend!! Glad you enjoyed seeing it.
    5. jscott0363 jscott0363, 4 years ago
      Thanks for the appreciations and for stopping in

      Mike

      Roy

      and

      Pops

      All very much appreciated!!!
    6. trunkman trunkman, 4 years ago
      I never have seen one that old in anywhere near that condition (well pictures only) -- I would surmise that the leather at some point has been replaced and whoever did it did a great job of it -- what a fabulous piece! I have yet to come across one so kudos to you and your "fab" collection...
    7. jscott0363 jscott0363, 4 years ago
      trunkman,
      Yep, someone would had to of replaced that leather at one point in time. I've studied it pretty hard and whoever replaced the leather did a meticulous job. Thank you very much for the wonderful comment, the appreciation and for stopping by. It's always a pleasure to have you drop in!
    8. jscott0363 jscott0363, 4 years ago
      Thanks very much for the loves and for stopping in

      trunkman

      fortapache

      fleafinder

      and

      Holycowelsie

      And thanks so much for supporting my posts. Very greatly appreciated!!!
    9. Rick55 Rick55, 4 years ago
      A round trunk? What will you come up with next Scott? Your items are always so interesting and cool, and this is no exception!
    10. Bensallright Bensallright, 4 years ago
      Very nice ...
    11. jscott0363 jscott0363, 4 years ago
      Well thank you Rick!!
      Yep, a round trunk! The round ones are pretty scarce and becoming more and more difficult to find. I was so glad to finally get one of these for my collection. Thanks for the wonderful comment, the love and for stopping in. Always greatly appreciated!!!
    12. jscott0363 jscott0363, 4 years ago
      Bensallright,
      Thanks so very much!! Thanks also for the appreciation and for stopping by to have a look. Very greatly appreciated!!!!
    13. Efesgirl Efesgirl, 4 years ago
      That's a beauty of a trunk!
    14. jscott0363 jscott0363, 4 years ago
      Well thank you Bonnie!!
      I love the unusual and rare items and this fits that description perfectly! Thanks for the love and for stopping by. Always a true pleasure!!
    15. kyratango kyratango, 4 years ago
      Rare, unusual, and above all so beautiful!!!
    16. jscott0363 jscott0363, 4 years ago
      Kyra,
      Thanks so much!!! Thank you for stopping in and thanks very much for the love as well. Always greatly appreciated!!!
    17. jscott0363 jscott0363, 4 years ago
      aura,
      Thanks very much for the love and for stopping by. Always greatly appreciated!!!
    18. btrue, 4 years ago
      That is beautiful!!
    19. jscott0363 jscott0363, 4 years ago
      Thank you Barbara!!! Thank you also for the love and for stopping by to support my post! Much much appreciated!!
    20. TassieDevil TassieDevil, 4 years ago
      Love it Scott, so unusual!!! I have not seen a round one before either!
    21. jscott0363 jscott0363, 4 years ago
      Judy,
      Thanks! Glad you like it. Not a lot of folks have seen these before. There aren't many of these left out there today. Thank for the comment, the love and for taking time to stop by. Always greatly appreciated!!!
    22. fortapache fortapache, 4 years ago
      The round trunk is something I have never seen too. Back then travel was either by horse or sail. Probably not a lot a travel then thus not many trunks.
    23. jscott0363 jscott0363, 4 years ago
      fortapache,
      You're right about the travel back in those days. Like you, I'm guessing that most travel was done by horse or horse drawn vehicles. As I've said earlier, I had only seen these in photos until I stumbled across this one and bought it before it slipped away. Thanks for the comment, the appreciation and for stopping by. Always very much appreciated!!!
    24. racer4four racer4four, 4 years ago
      Congratulations Scott on this acquisition. I can only imagine how rare these are!
    25. jscott0363 jscott0363, 4 years ago
      Karen,
      Thanks!! I have a few rare trunk and hats, but this is by far the rarest of them all. Thanks for the comment and for stopping in. Much appreciated!!!
    26. jscott0363 jscott0363, 4 years ago
      Thanks very much for the loves and for stopping in

      Elisabethan

      Thomas

      and

      myoldkyhome

      All very greatly appreciated!!!

    27. kivatinitz kivatinitz, 4 years ago
      you must open a musueum, this piece is so interesting
    28. jscott0363 jscott0363, 4 years ago
      kivatinitz,
      Thank you so much for the wonderful comment! Though interesting, my items are far from museum quality. But, thank you for the fine compliment! Thanks also for the love and for taking time to drop by. Always truly appreciated!!!!
    29. vintagelamp vintagelamp, 4 years ago
      Wonderful! I love it!
    30. jscott0363 jscott0363, 4 years ago
      vintagelamp,
      Thanks so very much!! I glad you enjoyed it. Thanks so very much for the love and for stopping in. Always very truly appreciated!!!
    31. jscott0363 jscott0363, 4 years ago
      Thanks so very much for the loves and for stopping by

      SEAN

      and

      fortapache

      I do truly appreciate you both!!!
    32. OneGoodFind OneGoodFind, 4 years ago
      OMG, aren't you just full of surprises!! This is kinda unbelievable. Very cool!!
    33. jscott0363 jscott0363, 4 years ago
      Well, thank you OneGoodFind!! Glad you like it. Thanks so much for the wonderful comment and for taking time to stop by. Always greatly appreciated!!!
    34. jscott0363 jscott0363, 4 years ago
      FatBoy,
      Thanks for the appreciation and for stopping by. Always very much appreciated!!
    35. Drill Drill, 4 years ago
      Hey scott, Goggle- L. Dickenson 1819 you will find a great history of trunks in luggage and leather goods 1922. I can't get it to link to CW There you will find illustrations of this style of trunk much luck great post.
    36. jscott0363 jscott0363, 4 years ago
      Drill,
      Thanks!! Was this the link you were referring to? If so, thanks very much! It does indeed have a wealth of trunk information from the very early 1800's. Thank also for the appreciation and for stopping by as well.
      https://books.google.com/books?id=vZtAAQAAMAAJ&pg=PA122&lpg=PA122&dq=L.+Dickinson+leather+goods&source=bl&ots=nAicapM85K&sig=5eNj4Dm_PGXprEqaYjldERnEWQU&hl=en&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwjcvYqI9PjOAhVCMyYKHUd9CwgQ6AEIHzAA#v=onepage&q=L.%20Dickinson%20leather%20goods&f=true
    37. jscott0363 jscott0363, 4 years ago
      Mani,
      Thanks so very much for the love and for stopping by. Always greatly appreciated!!!!
    38. jscott0363 jscott0363, 4 years ago
      vetraio,
      Thanks so very much for the appreciation and for stopping by. Always very much appreciated!!!
    39. Drill Drill, 4 years ago
      That's the one! I knew you would dig it.
    40. jscott0363 jscott0363, 4 years ago
      Drill,
      Most definitely!!! Since I've read that leather trunk and bag history, it puts a whole new perspective on this one. Though I know this one has newer leather covering, it's pretty fascinating knowing that it was hand made in a saddle shop. Thanks again friend!!
    41. jscott0363 jscott0363, 4 years ago
      NevadaBlades,
      Thanks for the appreciation and for taking time to stop in. Always very much appreciated!!
    42. jscott0363 jscott0363, 4 years ago
      Radegunder,
      Thank you so very much for the appreciation and for taking time to stop in. Very greatly appreciated!!!
    43. jscott0363 jscott0363, 4 years ago
      Michael,
      Thanks for the appreciation and for dropping in. Always much appreciated!!
    44. Peasejean55 Peasejean55, 4 years ago
      I agree with all the above comments :-)
    45. jscott0363 jscott0363, 4 years ago
      Jean,
      Thanks for the very kind remark! Thanks also for the love and for stopping by. I do certainly appreciate it!
    46. Drill Drill, 4 years ago
      https://patentimages.storage.googleapis.com/pages/US158056-0.png

      Hey Scott just found a cool patent,thought I would share. Start looking for this one next pal.
    47. Drill Drill, 4 years ago
      http://patentimages.storage.googleapis.com/pages/US77423-0.png

      Or this thing!
    48. jscott0363 jscott0363, 4 years ago
      Wow Drill,
      Never seen anything like either in my life! Those will definitely be tough finds!! Thanks very much for the links.
      Hey, did you get a chance to look at te key for the document box I posted yet? Anxious to get your opinion on the age of that one.

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