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    Posted 4 years ago

    jscott0363
    (480 items)

    Hello CW friends!!!

    I saw this very ornate leather covered trunk and had to have it. I've never seen another like it. But, I also have no worldly idea of where or when it was made.

    The leather is still in fantastic condition, but still needed a really good cleaning and conditioning with saddle soap. I've never seen this many brass decorations or that many intricate designs before. It's trimmed out in hammered sheet brass and the main decorative designs are also hammered sheet brass. This one also has hand wrought iron handles.

    I did a quick relining of the interior, as someone previously had stripped out the original red fabric lining. I finished cleaning it out and relined it with red striped fabric.

    I'm hoping that some of you other trunk collectors out there can help me identify this one.

    This one measures 24" long, 17" tall and 13" deep.

    I do sincerely appreciate you all for stopping in to have a look!!!!

    Scott

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    Comments

    1. Drill Drill, 4 years ago
      Wow! lotta nails colors are great,it's a cool keeper.
    2. jscott0363 jscott0363, 4 years ago
      Thanks Drill!!
      Someone already has dibs on it, but I'm not so sure I want to let this one go or not. I may end up keeping this one for myself. I would love to know when and where this one was made. Doesn't look American made.
    3. TrunkerMarvin TrunkerMarvin, 4 years ago
      Scott,
      Beautiful leather trunk, and I love the designs with the tacks and brass trim! I agree it's most likely not American made but could be Spanish, or even Middle Eastern, but I don't really know. I've seen a few similar chests or trunks over the years but didn't know for certain where they were made or when. It would be interesting if someone could tell the origin based on the designs and style of the chest. It would be a nice one to keep!
    4. trunkman trunkman, 4 years ago
      A real beauty js -- almost a cross btw Spanish and Arabic- Moors or even Moroccan - well speculating is half the fun - superb!
    5. trunkman trunkman, 4 years ago
      Too funny - I realized I said the exact thing Marvin said but used different words... didn't mean to be redundant and say the same thing twice - (pun intended there!) Just got back from Bahrain last week and was visiting with a Sheik and at his palace he had a collection of these ornate trunks, some old some new with this type of studded design... (actually)
    6. jscott0363 jscott0363, 4 years ago
      Marvin,
      Thanks very much! I was leaning toward Spanish. But, since you mentioned Middle East, I'm now thinking that you could be right about that. It does have that Middle Eastern look about it.
    7. jscott0363 jscott0363, 4 years ago
      T-man,
      Thanks friend! That's really very cool! As I mentioned to Marvin, I'm leaning heavily toward Middle East on this one. It has all the characteristics of a Middle Eastern design to it. Thanks again!!
    8. jscott0363 jscott0363, 4 years ago
      Thanks for the appreciations and loves

      Drill

      Marvin

      T-man

      Phil

      SpiritBear

      Michael

      fortapache

      fleafinder

      Judy

      and

      Mike

      And thank you all for stopping in. Very sincerely appreciated!!
    9. jscott0363 jscott0363, 4 years ago
      Cindy,
      Thank you so very much!!! So glad you like it!
    10. jscott0363 jscott0363, 4 years ago
      Thanks everyone for the loves and appreciations

      Kyra

      Rob

      Cindy

      and

      aura

      And thank you all for taking the time to stop in. Truly appreciated!!
    11. Caperkid, 4 years ago
      What a beautiful little fella oh its Canadian lol great trunk as always Scotty.
    12. jscott0363 jscott0363, 4 years ago
      Roy,
      Thanks friend!! I do appreciate the fine comment! Who knows, perhaps it is Canadian:) Thanks for the appreciation as well!
    13. Drill Drill, 4 years ago
      Maybe this Lady Knows?http://68.media.tumblr.com/d1dcad167a4160564c720c6ca591585a/tumblr_n9gn5bSWZi1sqjszko1_1280.jpg
    14. Drill Drill, 4 years ago
      Try it again.
      http://68.media.tumblr.com/d1dcad167a4160564c720c6ca591585a/tumblr_n9gn5bSWZi1sqjszko1_1280.jpg
    15. jscott0363 jscott0363, 4 years ago
      Drill,
      I'll have the telegraph man tap out a telegram to her and see what her reply is:)
    16. jscott0363 jscott0363, 4 years ago
      Thanks so much everyone for the loves and for dropping by

      Roy

      myoldkyhome

      JImam

      and

      Kevin

      Many thanks to you all!!
    17. FatBoy64, 4 years ago
      Very pretty, someone really put the time in to decorate that one.
    18. jscott0363 jscott0363, 4 years ago
      FatBoy,
      Yes, they did!! Thanks friend for the comment and for stopping in. Many thanks!!
    19. jscott0363 jscott0363, 4 years ago
      Thank you all for the loves and for dropping by

      Anna

      FatBoy

      and

      ho2cultcha

      Many thanks to you all!!!
    20. jscott0363 jscott0363, 4 years ago
      kivatinitz,
      Thanks so very much for the love and for dropping by. Many thanks to you!!
    21. kerry10456 kerry10456, 4 years ago
      Dang namit....missed this beauty...... Totally Jealous
    22. jscott0363 jscott0363, 4 years ago
      Thanks Kerry!! Glad you like it. Thanks also for the appreciation and for stopping in. Many thanks my friend!!!
    23. jscott0363 jscott0363, 4 years ago
      SEAN

      and

      Lady_Picker

      Thanks very much for the loves and for stopping by. Many thanks to you both!!!
    24. jscott0363 jscott0363, 4 years ago
      AntiqueToys

      and

      Beachbum58

      Thanks very much for the loves and for stopping by. Many thanks to you both!!!
    25. jscott0363 jscott0363, 4 years ago
      MountainGirl,
      Thanks very much for the love and for stopping by and welcome to CW!!!!
    26. Celiene Celiene, 4 years ago
      My first thought was Spanish for some reason, too! It's a tour de force of design for sure!
    27. Celiene Celiene, 4 years ago
      Yep - Spanish.

      https://www.bonninashley.com/index.php?p=product&id=1283&parent=4&is_print_version=true
    28. Celiene Celiene, 4 years ago
      HOLY MOLEY! ($$) Here's a bunch. It could be Italian, English, French or Spanish! (I'm sticking with Spain!)

      https://www.1stdibs.com/furniture/storage-case-pieces/blanket-chests/material/leather/
    29. jscott0363 jscott0363, 4 years ago
      Celiene,
      Yep, I'm with you. I too am leaning toward Spanish now. Especially the handles. They don't look like any English or French design that I've ever seen. I've not seen the Italian design handles, but I'd say Spanish or Middle East.
    30. jscott0363 jscott0363, 4 years ago
      Thanks very much for the loves and for stopping by for a look

      betweenthelens

      farmlady

      Karenoke

      Jean

      Celiene

      sugargirl

      and

      shughs

      Many thanks to you all!!!

    31. jscott0363 jscott0363, 4 years ago
      crswerner

      chrissylovescats

      and

      mtg75

      Thank you all for the loves and for dropping by!!
    32. LeseTx2017 LeseTx2017, 4 years ago
      This is so pretty! I collect boxes.
    33. jscott0363 jscott0363, 4 years ago
      Thank you so much LeseTx2017!! I do appreciate the comment and the love as well!
    34. jscott0363 jscott0363, 2 years ago
      chrissylovescats
      Lamplover78
      LeseTx2017
      and
      Jenni
      Thank you all for the loves and for taking time to stop in!!
    35. jscott0363 jscott0363, 2 years ago
      Thank you Ken!! I do truly appreciate the compliment!!
    36. jscott0363 jscott0363, 2 years ago
      MALKEY
      Ken
      and
      Watchsearcher
      Thank you all very much for the loves and for stopping by!!

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