Posted 3 years ago
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!