Posted 5 years ago
Got this trunk from a neighbor who was moving, she didn't seem to know much about it. It's primarily wood, not sure what species, with steal trim and accents. The top has a slight dome. The underside is metal. Leather handles (one torn), beautiful ornate hardware.
I was able to make out the lock imprint... Yale &Townes manufacturing. - Connecticut. There is an AB imprint at bottom edge of lock. No key. I was unable to find any other markings.
Seems to be in good, unrestored condition. A few scratches and splits here or there. One handle needs repair. Some rips/tears on interior paper. But overall I'd say average or better than average.
The lock manufacturer was in business from 1869-2001 apparently. So that doesn't help much to date it.
I'd love to find out more about what I have. Anyone with insight have an idea of maker, age, value, etc.?
Thanks in advance!