<
Share your favorites on Show & Tell

Antique leather trunk

In Furniture > Trunks > Show & Tell.
Trunks118 of 2077Need help identifyingC.A. Taylor Antique Flat Top Trunk
8
Love it
0
Like it

FatBoy64FatBoy64 loves this.
EJW-54EJW-54 loves this.
bjb5859bjb5859 loves this.
fortapachefortapache loves this.
trunkmantrunkman loves this.
jscott0363jscott0363 loves this.
officialfuelofficialfuel loves this.
greendoggreendog loves this.
See 6 more
Add to collection

Please create an account, or Log in here

If you don't have an account, create one here.


Create a Show & TellReport as inappropriate



Posted 5 months ago

myoldkyhome
(22 items)

Well, it’s been a really long time since I’ve posted, but I found this trunk yesterday. It’s the first full-sized one that I’ve bought in a few years. It’s covered in tooled leather - most of which is still intact. It has five metal bands with brass buttons. It has a sort of fancy lock with a flower that looks like a tulip. I’m guessing this is probably from the mid-1800s but I’m not sure. I would love to hear any thoughts about age and any other info on this. Thanks for stopping by!

Comments

  1. greendog greendog, 5 months ago
    Nice find, I would say mid 1860's give or take a bit, but get those screws out of that lock, LOL, greendog.
  2. jscott0363 jscott0363, 5 months ago
    Wow!! What a beauty this is!! Leather covered are my absolute favorites and this is such a beautiful example of the craftsmanship seen over 100 years ago. What condition is the interior in? I'd love to see that for sure. Incredible find!!
  3. myoldkyhome myoldkyhome, 5 months ago
    Thanks everybody.
    Greendog, I am planning to replace the screws on the lock for sure!
    Jscott, the inside isn’t too great. Has some paper that is coming off in a few places and no tray. The outside didn’t look too great either, but I’ve put some leather conditioner on it and polished the buttons. It’s still a work in progress right now.
  4. trunkman trunkman, 5 months ago
    Magnificent trunk... the lock is beautiful.. great find!
  5. myoldkyhome myoldkyhome, 5 months ago
    Thanks trunkman!

Want to post a comment?

Create an account or login in order to post a comment.