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Posted 6 years ago


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After some help from "trunkman", he thought maybe this was an 1800s Dowry trunk. No question, it is handmade, tongue and groove, and wrough iron hardware. No machine-made construction of any element.

Thoughts? Value? I have been using this as a coffee table for years-

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  1. trunkman trunkman, 6 years ago
    Thanks for the close up pictures. The nails on the corner pieces do not look hand forged (although they may have smoothed over with wear) -- so that would place the trunk in the 19th century, maybe mid 1800's by the look of the hand forged handle. You had a picture of either the interior hinges on the lid or underneath that looked like cast iron pieces - a clear close up of that section may help. Nails help to discern age, so a close up of a nail head underneath if there is one would help. Just replace your last picture and give us a look see.
  2. kimjcmurphy, 6 years ago
    Will do over the weekend. Thanks again for all your info-
  3. kimjcmurphy, 5 years ago
    More thoughts, anyone?

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