Posted 2 years ago
Jenny Lind style trunk of the late 1850's to 1860's
I have had opportunities to by a Jenny Lind trunk, but there are many styles and the ones that came up didn't look very nice to me, until this one, jumped out at me, close to home and only asking 20.00 thus easily making it my first one, in the true bread loaf shape with two top wood slats. No maker label as usual. Has the complete original leather lid lift. Measures in at 30L x 16D x 15T. The extra missing right side buckle was still inside so that was good to find still present, but no tray. In the ad photo on my #4 photo, the key hole looked like someone had cut it open to probably pick the lock. Even seeing it in person with quick inspection came to the same conclusion. I thought it was a real shame someone would cut a beautiful lock on a 150-60 year old trunk which is pretty much the key feature on this piece. ( no pun intended ). However only by feeling it later at home with my finger nail did I realize the material was still there but folded over, so a simple starter fold back and it revealed the key hole shape again which was great. It needs to be taken off and flattened properly from the back side so I stopped where it is for now. Save the leather ,remove the leather, always a question, so its not to bad the decision has already been made for me by the condition..which is fine by me....less to stress about!