Posted 2 years ago
Picked up this little fellow today. My first of the X or cross slat design. Probably made by F. Eggeman & Co. and was patented 1884 John Duguid. There is no label, but from greendogs research more than likely from Eggeman. Although patented in 1884 this one has hinges patented in 1891 so age is no earlier than 1891. This piece needs some TLC for sure,... but I was thrilled to be able to add a new trunk with a completely different overall design to my collection. The size of this trunk measures in at 28" long x 17" deep x 22" to the tallest point, so probably the smallest size made for this style of cross slat trunk. With the exception of the handle drilled holes the body or foundation is virtually free from dings and dents or gouges.