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    Posted 5 years ago

    jscott0363
    (520 items)

    Hello CW friends!!!

    Today we have an antique French made doll trunk. It's very well made and covered in fancy cut canvas with lots of brass nails and tacks. The interior is a beautiful red velvet type fabric with gold trim. It still retains most of it's original blue paint.

    This one is still in really nice condition. I'm really not sure of it's age, but based on the type of lock and brass handle, I'd place this at least around the mid to late 1800's period. Thank you trunkman for the help with putting a date on this one.

    I can only imagine the little girl who once owned this in France. I'm certain that this would have been a high end doll trunk even for then.

    I'm very happy to be able to add this to my collection. Hope you like it as much as I do. And thanks very much for stopping in to have a look!

    Scott

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    Comments

    1. greendog greendog, 5 years ago
      Very Scott, got to be real close on the time period, love it!
    2. greendog greendog, 5 years ago
      I mean very cool Scott.
    3. jscott0363 jscott0363, 5 years ago
      greendog,
      Thanks buddy!! I thought this one was quite unusual and had to add it to my collection. I guess after many years of collecting, you soon get the knack for putting a date on these. Thanks again!!!!
    4. jscott0363 jscott0363, 5 years ago
      Oroy,
      Thanks friend!!! I thought it was a fine little doll trunk myself. Thanks very much!
    5. jscott0363 jscott0363, 5 years ago
      Thanks for the loves

      Bonnie

      Mike

      Roy

      greendog

      Oroyoryisthatyourhorse

      and

      vetraio

      And thank you all for stopping in! Many thanks!!
    6. jscott0363 jscott0363, 5 years ago
      Thomas,
      Thanks friend!! Yes, Mani did cross my mind while I was working with this one. Many thanks!!!!
    7. OneGoodFind OneGoodFind, 5 years ago
      This is great Scott. The French children must have been very privileged. What a great era to have grown up in (unless you didn't have an indoor pottie). All my dolls and the ones I bought for my daughter that were popular came in a thin cardboard box. And were on the curb when I left AL. A neighbor rescued them after my daughter left for college. I kept her beanie babies. LOL and OMG. whomp whomp...
    8. fortapache fortapache, 5 years ago
      Quite the fancy little trunk. Plus it will make a good topper for one your trunk stacks.
    9. TassieDevil TassieDevil, 5 years ago
      Scott, this is just an adorable doll's trunk........and I can only imagine how beautiful the doll would have been!!!!
    10. jscott0363 jscott0363, 5 years ago
      OneGoodFind,
      Thank you so very much! I find that the French items from that era were extremely over the top fancy (trunks, hats, dolls, etc...) and well made.
      One of my boys had lots of farm toys, barns and animals. While my other son had mainly sports equipment and sports paraphernalia. We still have it all packed away in the attic somewhere. I know how you feel about your baby girl at college. Both my boys are away at EKU and I rarely see them anymore except holidays or an occasional surprise visit. I miss them both tremendously!!
    11. jscott0363 jscott0363, 5 years ago
      fortapache,
      Thanks friend!! I actually have this one stored in one of our antique china cabinets to keep any dust off it and to keep it from accidentally getting damaged in any way.
    12. jscott0363 jscott0363, 5 years ago
      Judy,
      Thank you!!! The person I bought this from called it a "Bebe" doll trunk and kept it with antique French bisque porcelain dolls. They were pretty fancy little dolls!!
    13. jscott0363 jscott0363, 5 years ago
      Thanks everyone for the loves

      Thomas

      FatBoy

      OneGoodFind

      fortapache

      Judy

      and

      NevadaBlades

      And thank you guys for stopping in. Much appreciated!!!
    14. jscott0363 jscott0363, 5 years ago
      Karen,
      Thanks for the love and for stopping by. Very kindly appreciated!!!
    15. fleafinder fleafinder, 5 years ago
      so cool scott looks like a makeup box only nicer!
    16. jscott0363 jscott0363, 5 years ago
      fleafinder,
      Thanks very much!!
    17. jscott0363 jscott0363, 5 years ago
      buckethead,
      Thanks for the appreciation and for stopping by. Many thanks!!!
    18. jscott0363 jscott0363, 5 years ago
      Thanks very much for the appreciations

      KathyKay

      SEAN

      Drill

      and

      Pops

      And thank you all for dropping by. Much appreciated!!!!
    19. trunkman trunkman, 5 years ago
      Scott this is beautiful!! Out of curiosity what makes you think it is a doll trunk and not a document box? Looks to be a bit older than 1900's -- I am thinking more in the middle to late 1800's -- just by the craftsmanship that has gone into it.
    20. jscott0363 jscott0363, 5 years ago
      trunkman,
      Thanks friend!! This was sold to me by a French bisque porcelain "Bebe" doll collector who had owned this for many years. They were unable to give an age of this, only that it's very very old. This is one that I was unable to put a date on, but I figured it was no newer than 1900. Your date on this would be more like it, so I'll go with the mid to late 1800's on this. Thanks very much!!
      I have another French doll (striped canvas) trunk that I'm working on. It's 20" long and 12" tall and has really became a challenge:) I'll post it if ever I get finished with it.
    21. jscott0363 jscott0363, 5 years ago
      Thanks for the appreciations

      bjb5859

      and

      trunkman (For the comment and the help on dating this)

      And thank guys for stopping by. Much appreciated!!!!
    22. kyratango kyratango, 5 years ago
      Awwwwesome bébé trunk!
    23. jscott0363 jscott0363, 5 years ago
      Thank you Kyra!!
      I actually bought this from someone in France and she too called it a bébé trunk. So glad you like it! I keep this one on display in an old china cabinet to protect it. Thanks again so very much for the comment, the love and for stopping by! Many many thanks!!!
    24. jscott0363 jscott0363, 5 years ago
      Jean,
      Thank you so very much for the love and for stopping in. I do appreciate you!!
    25. Elisabethan Elisabethan, 5 years ago
      Wow very detailed and special! What will you use it for? I have posted a beaded bag today, thanks to what you said earlier about that I should show them :). Thankyou.
    26. jscott0363 jscott0363, 5 years ago
      Elisabethan,
      Thank you very much!! I keep this one on display in one of my old china cabinets to protect it. So, just for display purposes only. I saw your French purse earlier and it's wonderful!! Thanks for the kind comment, the love and for stopping in. I do appreciate you!!!
    27. Elisabethan Elisabethan, 5 years ago
      You are welcome :) Thankyou! I see, yes you might need to be extra careful of it as it is very old. I always use my things but that's different as most of my pieces are jewelry and I have "transmitted" that way of thinking to all my things old or not. Have a nice day.
    28. Elisabethan Elisabethan, 5 years ago
      Look forward to more of your posts.
    29. jscott0363 jscott0363, 5 years ago
      Thanks Elisabethan!!
      I'm working on a French striped canvas doll trunk (much larger than this one) that I'll be posting in the weeks to come, as well as a few more unique items.
    30. Rick55 Rick55, 5 years ago
      OMG Scott, they even made a trunk for dolls? Another wonderful piece!
    31. jscott0363 jscott0363, 5 years ago
      Rick,
      Thanks so very much!!! Yes, they did make trunks for dolls as well as toy trunks. In fact there was a factory, or two, that made nothing but toy and doll trunks way back when. There are many folks that collect nothing but doll trunks. There were many different styles and grades of these. This would have been one of the higher end doll trunks for that period.
    32. jscott0363 jscott0363, 5 years ago
      kivatinitz,
      Thanks so very much for the love and for stopping in. Very much appreciated!!
    33. Drill Drill, 5 years ago
      I must admit I keep coming back to this little one Scott for another look ,so cool!
      It really is keeper!
    34. jscott0363 jscott0363, 5 years ago
      Thanks Drill!!
      When I got it, I did not know it was blue until I started cleaning it. The blue was a BIG bonus to me! BTW, I have a striped canvas French doll (or childs) trunk that I'm working on right now, as well as a early 1900's French hat trunk. When I'm finished with them I'll post them. I know you like your French trunks as much as I do.
    35. AnnaB AnnaB, 5 years ago
      Scott, this is very exquisite and unique, matches the rest of your collection quite well!
    36. jscott0363 jscott0363, 5 years ago
      Thanks Anna!!!
      I do love this one as well. Since it's so old and fragile I keep this one displayed inside a antique chiae cabinet to protect it. Thanks so much for the wonderful comment, the love and for stopping in. Very much appreciated!!!
    37. TrunkerMarvin TrunkerMarvin, 5 years ago
      Scott, a fabulous find! I love these little gems!
    38. jscott0363 jscott0363, 5 years ago
      Marvin,
      Thanks!! I feel fortunate to have landed this one. I've had so many folks comment on this one. Thanks for the appreciation and for stopping in. Always very much appreciated!!!
    39. myoldkyhome myoldkyhome, 5 years ago
      This is great! Not sure how I missed it when it was first posted.
    40. jscott0363 jscott0363, 5 years ago
      myoldkyhome,
      Thank you so very much and a Merry Christmas to you and your family!!!

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