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    Posted 1 year ago

    KeithJones
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    My newest roadside find. Not sure of the year but I am trying to figure that out. It is complete but has seen better days. We are planning on refurbishing it so our granddaughter can use it as a dresser when she visits us.

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    1. Drill Drill, 1 year ago
      Here is a link from luggage and leather goods dated 1918 describing Seward's offering of this type popular style of wardrobe trunk.
      https://books.google.com/books?id=7ZlAAQAAMAAJ&pg=PA90&lpg=PA90&dq=seward+Royal+Robe&source=bl&ots=fTOglJR--j&sig=ACfU3U2FVxWoe5WqJsOW9SCCzeoPLopw_w&hl=en&sa=X&ved=2ahUKEwip0NC2l83pAhWHkHIEHUGQCg0Q6AEwEXoECAoQAQ#v=onepage&q=seward%20Royal%20Robe&f=false
    2. Congcu, 1 year ago
      Very nice wardrobe trunk. Steamer trunks were nowhere near as elegant.
      Trunk FAQs & Trunk Myths - HMS Antique Trunks


      https://hmsantiquetrunks.com/trunk-faqs--trunk-myths.html

      I too have seen the term "Steamer" used incorrectly. About half of all people call any trunk a steamer trunk. Many times people will call a wardrobe trunk a steamer. However, a true steamer trunk is a low profile trunk, no more than about 14" high, but can be small or large in length. The size requirement was one the steamship company's imposed.

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