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Antique Barrel Top ( Dome) Trunk 1890s Perhaps

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    Posted 3 years ago

    fortapache
    (2684 items)

    This is a family heirloom from the 1970s, the parentals downsized so here it is. In the long ago I think it was gold with black trim but as the finish gets worn the black has turned brown in spots. I like the way the wood slats look with that wear although I may use some Restor-A-Finish for some of the deeper scratches.
    I was doing some research on trunks and found this website, Collections Weekday or something like that. Found out it is called a barrel top and that the railroad porters put them on their sides such that they could put other trunks on top of them.
    The main appeal of this trunk is the gold finish on the metal. The hardware seems a bit plain. In the meantime it has a very nice interior which is coming up next.

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    Comments

    1. PhilDMorris PhilDMorris, 3 years ago
      Gorgeous trunk, lucky you !~
    2. fortapache fortapache, 3 years ago
      Thank you very much Phil.

      Thank you very much Thomas. It is filled with Marx Johnny West horses currently.
    3. OLECODY OLECODY, 3 years ago
      Beautiful trunk all the stories these old things could tell
    4. fortapache fortapache, 3 years ago
      Thank you very much OLECODY. It has probably gone further than I have.
    5. fortapache fortapache, 3 years ago
      Thank you
      PhilDMorris
      elanski
      Newfld
      TassieDevil
      trunkman
      Brunswick
      TheGateKeeper
      Watchsearcher
      greendog
      SpiritBear
      vetraio50
      EJW-54
      Drill
      dlpetersen
      FatBoy64
      fattytail
      OLECODY
      fortapache
      leighannarn
      Johnsmith
    6. fortapache fortapache, 3 years ago
      Thank you
      officialfuel
      AnnaB
    7. fortapache fortapache, 3 years ago
      Thank you nutsabotas6.
    8. fortapache fortapache, 3 years ago
      Thank you oldpeep.
    9. fortapache fortapache, 3 years ago
      Thank you Kikkikat.
    10. fortapache fortapache, 3 years ago
      Thank you
      IamforanythingOld
      SEAN68

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