Posted 5 years ago
Hello fellow collectors!!!
This would be the oldest trunk in my collection. It's a leather covered document box made by Howell & Son Trunk Makers N.Y. This document box is signed and dated by "C. Howell 1805" in the lower corner of the trunk label. A trunk, or document box, signed by the maker is something I've never seen before.
It's covered in leather and still in remarkable condition for its' age. It's also lined with newspaper dated September 1797. The leather covering is 100% intact and most of the brass tacks are remaining as is 90% of the leather trim around the edges.
It's small and only measures 10" long, 6" wide and 6" tall. I'm not really crazy about the decorative painting on this one, but to have a 211 year old item in this condition is simply fascinating to me.
Hope you enjoy seeing this as much as I do and thanks to all for stopping in to have a look!!!