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Trunks1628 of 1911antique Barrel stave chest, trunk, steamer etc.Big Trash Day Curbside Find
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Posted 5 years ago


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I am trying to find more information about this trunk. Can you tell me if it's worth keeping. It's been in basement for years.
Thank you so much Dot.

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  1. trunkman trunkman, 5 years ago
    Looks like a dome top trunk early 1900's. A lot of them were made in basically the same form with the same parts by a variety of makers so without a label or something characteristic of a specialized manufacturer, you are going to be hard pressed to find out who made it. Needs a good cleaning, and it certainly has value, though not high. I believe every household should have at least one antique trunk -- so there you are! If there is some family history to it even better,
  2. Dot101, 5 years ago
    Thank you so much for your help.
    Thanks Dorothy
  3. sayer34, 5 years ago
    dot 101: a great source of info is the 1902 and 1908 Sears catalogs-great illustrations and descripitions along with prices-the orginal catalogs are hard to come by but many good reproductions are available

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