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    Posted 2 years ago

    katelevy
    (1 item)

    How would I describe my antique trunk/chest? It is made of wood, has a hide covering, is newspaper-lined, and is adorned with leather slats that are secured clinched wrought iron nails.
    -Does anyone know a date range from which it was made? I am not able to make out a date from the newspaper lining but based on its style I estimate between the late 1700s and early 1800s (1790-1815), which would imply whether its Napoleonic, Victorian or from another era...
    -is it domed top or would I refer to the top shape in another way?
    -is it a campaign, steamer or other style?
    -has anyone heard of Nath Bryant, the trunk maker?
    -Can anyone say whether it is cowhide, deer hide or other?
    -Is saying that it has vertical leather slats secured with wrought iron clinched nails accurate?

    Any help is much appreciated!

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    1. yougottahavestuff yougottahavestuff, 2 years ago
      Welcome to CW. You should get an answer here.
    2. hunterqlee hunterqlee, 2 years ago
      I found a James Bryant Trunk Maker with similar label. Try researching him and it might lead to Nath Bryant. Just a thought.
    3. greendog greendog, 2 years ago
      I guess I would refer to this as a small packing trunk, obviously European made, because of the animal hide covering, I would say your close on the date, mid to late 1700's give or take a bit, greendog.
    4. katelevy katelevy, 2 years ago
      Thank you so much hunterqlee, very helpful!
    5. blunderbuss2 blunderbuss2, 2 years ago
      I would say seaman's chest.
    6. FatBoy64, 2 years ago
      Couldn't help but notice the use of the long S on the label, that thingie that looks like a lowercase f, that mostly went out of style around 1800 so that might help you date it.
    7. katelevy katelevy, 2 years ago
      Thank you!
    8. Drill Drill, 2 years ago
      https://books.google.com/books?id=vZtAAQAAMAAJ&pg=PA122&lpg=PA122&dq=sole+leather+trunk+manufacturers&source=bl&ots=nAdhdsR35C&sig=OLRZvqR50RWqPQFqIuTLNuGn6WM&hl=en&sa=X&ei=fjUkVZWNNIWmyQSnyoGYDA&ved=0CDUQ6AEwATgK#v=onepage&q=sole%20leather%20trunk%20manufacturers&f=false

      This Trunk is of course made in England. I agree the dates listed are in the parameters. In America they were also sometimes known as "Iron bound or Gig trunks" there is an example of some American trunk advertising in the above link. This style of trunk is Great to see survive. It would be kind of neat to research the "Patent Cork Jackets" mentioned on the label, by this trunk and bucket maker. As Patents tend to fine tune dates. Much luck thanks for the post.
    9. blunderbuss2 blunderbuss2, 2 years ago
      "Cork Jackets" & reference to saving lives in ship wrecks, also supports my mention of seaman's chests.
    10. katelevy katelevy, 2 years ago
      look what i found:
      https://collections.rmg.co.uk/collections/objects/3292.html
    11. Mike78, 2 years ago
      Very nice.
    12. Morriegirl, 2 years ago
      More information On the maker here. https://styleandhorses.com/products/18th-century-antique-slatted-wood-trunk
    13. Im4anythingOld, 2 years ago
      The first cork life jacket was patented by Dr John Wilkinson in 1765, the beginning of a global safety icon responsible for saving lives throughout its history.
    14. Im4anythingOld, 2 years ago
      With katelevy leed the link from that page states, Great Job Kate!!

      Bryants Trunk and Bucket Warehouse
      Bryants Trunk and Bucket Warehouse were manufacturers based in London in the early nineteenth century.

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