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Drill's loves283 of 525Fiber Covered Trunk, 1880's, with ornate Corbin lockAntique tool chest
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    Posted 5 years ago

    jscott0363
    (520 items)

    Hello fellow collectors!!

    This is another one of my French made hat trunks. This one is from around the 1920 to 1930 period. It's still in pretty good condition, considering it's age. It still retains it's original tray and drop in webbed basket that most French hat trunks are known for.

    I thought that this trunk was black when I bought it. But, after some intense cleaning, I found that it's actually navy blue. The interior is in nice condition, short of the unfortunate stain on the inside of the lid. But, the quilted lid and ribbon design are still quite beautiful, despite the stain.

    It still has a couple of travel stickers remaining and the one on the side is the most readable and clearly says Paris. The one on the top says California. So, this trunk would have traveled back and forth from Paris to California at one time or another.

    It's not a Louie Vuitton, but still a very high quality made French hat trunk.

    Thanks for stopping to have a look!!!!

    Scott

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    Comments

    1. trunkman trunkman, 5 years ago
      Nothing better than to wake up to another beauty -- nice find! Any marking on that latch other than SDG? Definitely a premium trunk...
    2. jscott0363 jscott0363, 5 years ago
      trunkman,
      Thanks so very much!!! The only marking on the lock, other than SGDG, are the letters BH or BA. So, I'm not sure who the manufacturer of this one is. Any suggestions?
    3. jscott0363 jscott0363, 5 years ago
      Thanks very much for the appreciations

      Designer

      and

      trunkman (and for the awesome comment)

      And thank you both for stopping by. Very kindly appreciated!!!
    4. jscott0363 jscott0363, 5 years ago
      Bonnie,
      Thanks so very much for the love and for stopping by. I do truly appreciate it!!!
    5. pops52 pops52, 5 years ago
      Nice Scott, I really love looking at these!
    6. jscott0363 jscott0363, 5 years ago
      Pops,
      Thanks so very much!!! So glad you like it. Much appreciated!!
    7. jscott0363 jscott0363, 5 years ago
      Thanks everyone for the loves and appreciations

      Rob

      Mike

      Thomas

      and

      Pops

      And thank you guys for stopping by. Many thanks to you all!!
    8. Drill Drill, 5 years ago
      Wonderful French hat trunk,Scott.She has nice Jewelry as the French say of the brass hardware. Incidentally I have seen this leather binding with that pattern used by Aux Etats Unis, as well as Au Touriste. Having said that ,those two higher end manufacturers tended to label their respective trunks.You know the deal as far as labels are concerned.When they are not there one can only speculate .As for the Ba,Bh? that is more than likely the lock manufacturer's makers mark.This lock being used quite extensively as well as the mark .Nice to see the top leather handle survive father time. Great post pal.
    9. Caperkid, 5 years ago
      Lo ve it Scotty this size is perfect
    10. jscott0363 jscott0363, 5 years ago
      Drill,
      Thanks very much!! I do appreciate the manufacture's info. Actually, this one doesn't have brass hardware. It's nickel plated instead, but sort of shows up as brass in the pics. Did you get a chance to check out my other French trunk that I posted earlier this week. Just wanted to get your opinion of that on as well. Thanks again friend!!!!
    11. jscott0363 jscott0363, 5 years ago
      Roy,
      Thanks buddy!! It is definitely a perfect size and much easier to display than the really huge trunks that I have.
    12. jscott0363 jscott0363, 5 years ago
      Thanks for the appreciations

      bjb5859

      and

      Kevin

      And thank you both for dropping by. Many thanks to you both!!
    13. fortapache fortapache, 5 years ago
      Still yet again another great piece.
    14. jscott0363 jscott0363, 5 years ago
      fortapache,
      Thanks very much!!!
    15. jscott0363 jscott0363, 5 years ago
      Thanks so very much for the loves

      Michael

      fortapache

      and

      Kyra

      And thank you all for stopping by. Very much appreciated!!!
    16. jscott0363 jscott0363, 5 years ago
      kivatinitz,
      Thanks very much for the love and for stopping in. Many thanks to you!!
    17. SEAN68 SEAN68, 5 years ago
      stunning !!!!
    18. jscott0363 jscott0363, 5 years ago
      SEAN,
      Thanks very much friend!!!
    19. jscott0363 jscott0363, 5 years ago
      Thanks very much for the loves

      NevadaBlades

      and

      SEAN

      And thank you both for dropping by. Many thanks to you both!!!!
    20. fleafinder fleafinder, 5 years ago
      Who needs Louis Vuitton when you have something like this!!
    21. jscott0363 jscott0363, 5 years ago
      Gary,
      Thank you very much! Thanks also for the appreciation and for stopping by. Many thanks friend!!
    22. jscott0363 jscott0363, 5 years ago
      fleafinder,
      Thanks very much! In my opinion, it's about the same quality as a LV, just doesn't have the LV name on it. Thanks for the love and for stopping by. Always appreciated!!!
    23. jscott0363 jscott0363, 5 years ago
      FatBoy,
      Thanks very much for the appreciation and for stopping by. Many thanks friend!
    24. TrunkerMarvin TrunkerMarvin, 5 years ago
      A beautiful hat trunk and great that it's complete! Everyone knows the LV name, but many other trunk makers (French and American) made great trunks, just not as well known to us today.
    25. jscott0363 jscott0363, 5 years ago
      Marvin,
      Thanks! I love them when they're complete like this one. I got this one pretty cheap and was able to clean it (except for the stain on the inside of the lid). Thanks for the comment, the appreciation and for stopping in. Always appreciated!!!
    26. jscott0363 jscott0363, 5 years ago
      Beachbum58,
      Thanks very much for the appreciation and for taking time to stop in. Many thanks!!
    27. jscott0363 jscott0363, 5 years ago
      sanhardin,
      Thanks so very much for the love and for stopping by. Very much appreciated!!!
    28. jscott0363 jscott0363, 2 years ago
      Jenni,
      Thanks very much for the love and for stopping by!!

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