Posted 2 years ago
Here is an 1890's 5 Slat Monitor trunk I picked up and couldn't pass by, which is now my second. The body show metal covering condition is excellent as far as dings or dents. In this case it has my favorite the...Wheat Pattern.... That was really the killer for me, after looking at Brian's last MM and Trunkman's MM. Measures in at 32L x 18D x 23T. No maker label. I mentioned before I would prefer cast iron hardware verses the tin when it comes to a monitor trunk....but this one does have both the ends in all the iron hardware, so beggars can't choosers. It has a mostly complete interior with original tray, so that's always nice to see, I expected to find that missing piece still enclosed but ..no. Also on this one , it has an East-lake lock in a pattern I have yet to encounter, which makes it for me, 4 different patterns I have for East-lake Locks.
This trunk has been well looked after over the years and I am thrilled to own a wheat pattern trunk in any trunk style, so this one makes for a great addition from several angles. Hope you find it of interest!!