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Posted 7 years ago


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Can anyone gives any information on this chest? When, were, and value? My husband has had it a very long time, and doesn't even remember how he acquired it! It would be so nice to know a little about its history! Thank you very much!!

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  1. LauraJ27 LauraJ27, 7 years ago
    Beautiful Chest! :)
    I have a children's humpback chest I posted. I want to know more about too. :) Love yours though!! Beautiful Colors.
  2. samuelson70, 7 years ago
    Thank you! I just love this chest, I just wish I knew more about it!! I love showing it to family and friends when they come over and I wish when I show it too people I could tell them some history on it!! So far no luck :( oh well still love it!! Good luck with finding out more info on your humpback chest!!
  3. nannah nannah, 7 years ago
    if you look at the site for Bruttons village theres alot of info ive gotten parts from them in doing several trunks really a fun site!
  4. samuelson70, 7 years ago
    Thank you so much for the info, I will check that out!!
  5. nannah nannah, 7 years ago
    also the hard ware should have a patent date on [very tiny ] that will give you a starting point
  6. samuelson70, 7 years ago
    We looked all over it, but not real close. I will do that again. Thanks again for your help, I really appreciate it!!
  7. Jim Cardoza, 7 years ago
    Your trunk is a very nice leather covered, barrel stave trunk from around 1875. Without a makers label there is no way to tell who made it. Great interior, great trunk.
  8. samuelson70, 7 years ago
    Jim thank you so much! wow 1875! I checked out your site, beautiful trunks! Thanks again! Tanya
  9. TrunkerMarvin TrunkerMarvin, 7 years ago
    Very nice trunk, and yes probably from about 1875 to about 1885 based on the hardware and style. The interior is nicer than many trunks with the extra Victorian trim, chromolithographs, etc. A couple points of trivia.. the center compartment with the small leather tab was the hat compartment and originally had a hat holding piece that slid into the leather holder. They are lost on most trunks but I've found a couple of them complete. The long compartment in back was the parasol case. Most trunks did not have the separate small drawers that yours has. The lock is brass and the other metal hardware on the outside was tinned which made it look silver. Very nice. Marvin,

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