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Furniture724 of 13537Old pine bureau Quebec Bank, Post office little Oak Desk, Late 1800, Early 1900
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    Posted 1 year ago

    Rusty1234567
    (2 items)

    Hi! This trunk came with my new 51 Chevy truck, I am so new to trunks, yet can't wait to dive into the restoration...can anyone help me with any information about this trunk? I think it's a steamer trunk, not sure, love the burlap, letters on the side, seems to say Southern something, I would appreciate any info, can't wait to get started..fun! Thanks, Tracy :)

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    1. greendog greendog, 1 year ago
      probably European possibly Canadian, it is a canvas covered trunk, the course grain of the canvas tells me that it is not American, American canvas had a much finer tighter grain, also the metal handles say European, looks like #1 latches, american made but were used by European trunk makers also the slat clamps look american, patented around 1870, could be late 1890's to early 1900's, without a makers label hard to say who the maker was.
    2. Rusty1234567, 1 year ago
      Thank you Greendog :) Can't wait to start bringing it back to life, the hardware looks copper, under all the grunge...will be looking out for any patent numbers when I clean up the hardware...thank you!
      Tracy
    3. fortapache fortapache, 1 year ago
      I like truck the trunk is riding in.
    4. Rusty1234567, 1 year ago
      Me too! Thanks!

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