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Moritz Mädler Leipxig Upright Steamer Trunk

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Posted 6 years ago


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My Grandmother moved from Germany to South Africa in the late 1930's and I believe used this trunk. I know that when she left Durban, South Africa, and sailed to New York in 1946 or early 1947 she used this trunk.
After that it stayed at my parents' house in Alexandria, Virginia, until early 90s when it came to me where it's been ever since.

Here are the dimensions:
It is 45 inches wide, 63 inches high and 22 inches deep. It is in pretty good condition although the leather handles have disintegrated some.


  1. trunkman trunkman, 6 years ago
    It is always nice to see a trunk I have not come across before. This is an excellent well made wardrobe trunk. (Not actually a steamer trunk -- the steamer trunks were smaller size trunks that could fit in your cabin) The wood strips are probably birch and would have been steamed in order to bend -- typical of European trunks. Thank you for posting this lovely example.

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