Posted 9 years ago
Another chance to bring back my favorite trunk style "The Jenny Lind". (circa 1860) Got this trunk from the same sale as the previous one, this one is a little smaller 26" x 18" x 16". I was wonderfully suprised when i started cleaning it up to find 5 brass bands in tact and 90 (count them) brass bosses with 84 of them still usuable. In addition there was a beautiful brass lock plate, with a workable lock. the lock plate was stamped j terry lock co. terryville ct. Research revealed this company was in business from 1858 -1860 and was then absorbed by the larger eagle lock. The plate is solid brass with a neat star design that slides and covers the lock opening. A key had broken off in the lock, managed to get it out and found a workable skeleton key.
The wood on the trunk was in great shape and as there was still alot of leather on the trunk i decided to recover it in leather, using period correct handles and straps .
The tray is original and since this is a gift for my daughter (UNC- Chapel Hill graduate) the interior and tray are covered in UNC herringbone linen.
Love how this trunk turned out and so much is original