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    Posted 10 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!

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    1. greendog greendog, 10 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, 10 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, 10 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, 10 months ago
      Magnificent trunk... the lock is beautiful.. great find!
    5. myoldkyhome myoldkyhome, 10 months ago
      Thanks trunkman!

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