Posted 2 years ago
Picked up this 1880's canvas covered roll top trunk yesterday. All interesting cast iron hardware with a little bow-tie detail if you will on the edge and an interesting brass lock both of which I personally have yet to see before. Also has the large #5 draw bolts and cast iron all-in-one dowel and handle holders. Measures in at 34L x 21D x 24T. No real interior but for a primer paint on top of wall paper on top of linen. Still maybe a maker name under the paper so that's yet to be seen. The lock has no maker name or marks. Both halves are surface mounted so no need for a cavity to be cut out for mounting. Jim did provide a patent & photo from 1879 for latches of the same format but simply not including the lock shown in photo 4. Definitely looks like a mans trunk. An interesting 1880's trunk example.