Posted 5 years ago
So, I had never set out to own a Jenny Lind trunk, but there it was staring me down, and it won. I've come across them before smaller ones. It just wasn't on my menu until today and I saw this one. For some reason it clicked that this is part of history in a big way, I mean these were made before the discovery of the Valley of Kings. A time almost unfathomable today. So as I stared it down, the longer I did, the more I realized it was winning and ended up in my car. Of course there are better cleaner ones but something about this one in particular grabbed me. (Maybe the very minute price tag had a hand in it as well).
Thing is I don't know what to do with it now. The leather is actually in good shape aside from the giant cut out square in the front, LOL. And the lock being broken, but I like seeing the working mechanism of it. The handles I will replace with period ones. That leather though is better in person than in pics. The banding is brass covered and some pieces are missing. It's so thick and heavy, way bigger than I thought they were made. Simply because my simple mind didn't allow for expansion of this until I saw it. I just can't believe these were made so long ago. I am in awe of it. So I had to share!!! I will post again when I've cleaned it and decided what I should do with it. Any more info or ideas are more than welcome!