Posted 5 years ago
Hello fellow collectors!!!
Here's the newest addition to my trunk collection. It's a small antique French made trunk. It still retains it's original striped canvas covering and even retains it's original key, which operates the lock just beautifully. Always a plus! Ironically enough, this trunk has the same identical lock as my French doll trunk that I recently posted and the key operates the locks of both trunks. Based on similar trunks of the same size and style, I'll place this one in the 1870 to 1890 period.
This one was so extremely filthy dirty when I took possession of it, that you could hardly tell it was striped. I was able to steam the dirt and most of the staining off to exposed the awesome striped canvas covering. I cleaned the wood slats and polished the brass, which I had no idea that this little trunk had so many brass tacks until I started cleaning the trunk. The interior is covered in solid light blue paper (not really worth posting a pic of).
I prefer to keep this one in the original condition and do not wish to alter or reline this one in any form. I love it just the way it is. Hope you all do as well.
I thought that it may be a doll trunk, but it's 20" long, 11" tall and 12" deep and has remnants of Paris travel stickers on one end. So, I don't believe it's a doll trunk, just a small travel trunk.
Not a Louie Vuitton, but I'm still quite happy with it anyway!!
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