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Item #T101 Flat Top 1870's Trunk

Item #T102 1890's Flat Trunk

Item #T103 Rare Brass Bound Jenny Lind, ca. 1850's

Item #T104 Bureau or Circus Trunk Circa 1870s

Item #T105 1840s Gold Rush Trunk!

Item #T106 1880s Half Trunk - Rounded Top

Item #T107 Rare Size, Tall Flat Top Trunk, Ca. 1900

Item #T108 Early Flat Trunk Ca, 1890s

Item #T109 Jenny Lind Trunk, Circa 1860's

Item #T110 Theatrical Dresser Trunk, Ca. 1900

Item #T111 Scarce Embossed Metal Half Trunk, Ca. 1900

Item #T112 Super 1870's Round Top Trunk

Item #T113 1870's Camel Back Trunk

Item #T114 1870's Stagecoach Trunk

Item #T115 Fabulous Pine Doll Wardrobe Trunk

Item #T116 Cosmetics Trunk, Circa 1900. 

Item #T117 Camel Back Doll Trunk Ca, 1880's

Item #T118 1880's Round Top Half Trunk


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Flat Top 1870's Trunk

Item #T101

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1890's Flat Top Trunk
This is a beautiful pine flat top trunk with oak slats on the top front and back sides, circa 1890. Perfect size for use as a coffee or side table, and lined with quality floral fabric ready to store your treasures (no smell). All original hardware, lock (no key), hinges, handle holders and metal trim in excellent condition. Leather handles replaced with dyed heavy stictched leather, as original style. There is an antique fashion print in the lid from the same period. Measures 36" wide, 20" deep and 20" high. Made of thick solid pine, finished very smooth with a satin tung oil finish (waterproof). Wooden bottom with slats in excellent condition. A really attractive and useful trunk! Price: $545, plus shipping of $35 in the US. 

 

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1890-1900 Flat Half Trunk

Item #T102

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   1890-1900 Flat Half Trunk This beautiful and rare wooden "Half Trunk" has a brass label on top marked "J H McNamara & Co. Makers, 40-42 Monroe St. Chicago". That location is near the center of downtown Chicago, but the company is long gone. The trunk is in excellent condition and very strong with heavy hardware and hardwood slats finished with a satin tung oil finish. The top leather handle has been replaced like the original. All hardware, catches and lock (no key) are original and in good condition. It measures 19" tall, 17" deep by 22" wide. The original all wood tray is present and has also been refinished. I am in the process of lining this trunk in a nice floral print fabric, which will be done soon. This is a very nice and attractive trunk which can be used in so many ways! Price $525 plus $25 shipping in the US (you can also pick up trunks in Nashville if desired). 

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Rare Brass Bound Jenny Lind, ca. 1850's

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    Rare Brass Bound Jenny Lind, ca. 1850's
This classic leather covered Jenny Lind style trunk is in original condition and you rarely find these any more. This beautiful rounded shape with the brass trim was made famous by the "Swedish Nightingale", singer Jenny Lind, who toured the US in 1850 to 1852. Black leather covers an all wood body, with 5 brass bands and all the original large brass studs. The leather has some "tooled" designs but are a little faint in spots. The fancy solid brass lock is marked, "J. Terry & Co. Terryville, Conn." The heavy leather handles are still in good shape and attached with large brass studs also. The interior has the top fold down section with a letter pocket. The tray is missing. The original paper is worn and torn in some spots. I am offering this trunk "as is" for the historical purist who appreciates the value of it's original condition. The trunk is really a museum piece. (the recently published Antique Trunks Price Guide, by Paul Pat Morse, values this trunk at $1,200 - $1,600+ ) But, I will also strip and refinish the trunk to the warm pine finish if desired for an additional fee, or you can do it on your own. The trunk is in good condition for it's age but does have the expected aging, the leather has a few small tears and imperfections and the paper lining is worn. The wood appears to be in excellent condition without breaks, rot or other damage. I have the original interior lock piece so that the trunk can be locked also when it is reinstalled. The brass has not been polished and does also have expected signs of it's age, but overall the trunk is about the best of this style that I have ever seen. The trunk bottom is solid and in very good condition. More pictures can be sent if seriously interested. Email if you have any questions. 

Pricing options: 

  1. Original condition (as is) $950. 
  2. Original exterior, Relined with new fabric and tray $1,050. 
  3. Trunk refinished, fabric lined with tray (leather removed and wood refinished, brass cleaned, original handles) $1,400. 
  4. Shipping will be $30 for either option. 

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Bureau or Circus Trunk, circa 1870s.

Item #T104 Price
Bureau or Circus Trunk     Bureau or Circus Trunk, circa 1870s. A rare and interesting trunk, believed to be used by circus  performers from Chicago! Diamond patterned metal, fancy brass lock dated 1864, original label inside (with elephant picture), 2 large pine drawers with leather pulls! Even has a special hidden small drawer underneath one. Three handles, fancy hardware! The front lifts up to reveal the interior drawers (all original). 
Size: 29"L x 27"H x 21"W.

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1840s Gold Rush Trunk!

Item #T105 Price

    1840's Gold Rush Trunk.  This is an authentic and beautiful 1840s -1850s gold rush trunk, a real historical item! You don't see nice ones like this very often, in such good condition. The trunk has all it's original 35 solid brass buttons (which symbolized gold nuggets) and original heavy leather trim and handles. The trunk is made of thick wood which has a satin finish and has original metal trim and handmade iron lock (no key). This is 14 1/2" tall by 14" deep by 24" wide. There are a couple thin cracks in the wood which are common in most early trunks, but the trunk is very solid and strong. Small rollers have been added to the bottom and the trunk is lined in a nice soft green fabric, ready to use in any room. Shipping would be only about $20 on this trunk.

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1880s Half Trunk - Rounded Top

Item #T106 Price
    1880s Half Trunk - Rounded Top, This beautiful and rare style Half Trunk is of the 1880s period. It has thick solid wood (pine with oak slats) and is finished in a rich walnut color.  It is a very sturdy and strong trunk with all original hardware, lock (no key), catches and handle caps.  The handles are heavy stitched leather reproductions of the original style. The trunk measures 20" wide, 20" tall, 16" deep.  There is a lift out tray and the interior is professionally relined in quality cloth of blue and off- white floral design.  This is a hard to find size which will increase in value!  Shipping on this trunk will be $25 in the USA.  

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Rare Size, Tall Flat Top Trunk, Ca. 1900

Item #T107 Price
    Rare Size, Tall Flat Top Trunk, Ca. 1900
This trunk is in excellent original condition, so it has not been altered, just cleaned to preserve the wonderful features of this historical piece. It is a very hard to find size, measuring 30" tall by 26" wide and 17" deep. There are beautiful oak slats on all sides, a solid brass lock, and very strong hardware such as clasps and hinges. There is a brass label on top and a paper label on the inside.  The label reads "Likly & Rockett Co. Cleveland, O."  The trunk is from the 1890 - 1910 period and in fantastic original condition, covered in heavy grey canvas and marked "The Bennett Account Register" which means it was used to hold a special record keeping system. The interior has the original grey canvas lining in excellent condition. There are heavy stitched leather handles which are new and dyed dark brown.  A great trunk for display, storage, use as a side table, lamp table, etc.!  I have never seen another one of these trunks! $595

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Early Flat Hand Trunk, Ca. 1890s

Item #T108 Price
handtr1880.jpg (102315 bytes)     Early Flat Hand Trunk, This little "Hand Trunk" is a very unusual size to find and measures 19" x 12 1/2" x 8" tall.  It has it's original paper "imitation tooled leather" covering over wood, all original hardware, lock (no key) and top handle in excellent condition. The trunk is lined with paper and has the original picture of swans in the lid and colorful paper trim. There are two wooden slats on the bottom, which is very clean and strong. The designs on the paper covering are quite interesting.  A wonderful little trunk!

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Jenny Lind Trunk, Circa 1860's

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      Jenny Lind Trunk, Circa 1860s  This medium size Jenny Lind trunk (sometimes called stagecoach trunks) is made of beautiful thick pine with short oak slats. The key hole or bread loaf shape is a Jenny Lind style of that period. It has all the original brass buttons, brass slats trim and lock plate, and original iron hinges and banding. It has the original wooden inner tray with a large fashion print picture, also original and hard to find. In excellent condition with only a few minor age cracks that don't detract from it's beauty. The trunk is lined in nice fabric, ready to store all you valuables. Measures 29" by 15" tall by 16" deep.

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Theatrical Dresser Trunk, Ca 1900

Item #T110 Price

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    Theatrical Dresser Trunk, Ca. 1900 This beautiful and rare trunk was made by F.A.Stallman, Columbus OH. The trunk was made very strong and solid with extra heavy hardware. It is pine with hardwood slats and measures 36" x 24" tall x 22" deep when closed. The front lifts up to form a dresser with three wooden drawers, three small lower compartments and a top fold down compartment, with a small beveled mirror. The trunk is complete and all the latches and drawers work well. Some portions of the interior have been cloth lined with a multi-colored floral print. The handles are replaced as original style. There are large original rollers on the bottom of the trunk which is very clean and solid. A very useful and unusual trunk, a real conversation piece! Since the trunk is large and heavy, special shipping/pick-up/delivery arrangements will be required so please contact us concerning shipping or other questions.

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Scarce Embossed Metal Half Trunk, Ca. 1900

Item #T111 Price

    Scarce Embossed Metal Half Trunk, Ca. 1900  This unusual half trunk has the embossed metal covering with original colors.  This trunk if from the 1890 -1910 period and is in excellent condition, with nearly all the original paint.  The embossed metal is a dark mustard color with reddish-brown leaf pattern.  It has oak slats on top, front, and back, a top leather handle, original lock (no key), an interior tray, and is lined in very nice fabric with a leaf design.  The trunk has been restored as close to original as possible (relined, wood refinished, paint touched up and handle replaced).   This beauty measures 16" high, 18 1/2" wide, by 13" deep.  It is the only half-size embossed trunk of this style that I have had.  Shipping should be about $25 to most US locations.

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Super 1870's Round Top Trunk

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    Super 1870s Round Top Trunk  This trunk is so complete and in excellent condition, probably about the best we've ever had. These trunks were called Round Top or Barrel Top by the makers, but now many people call them Camel Back or Humpback trunks. This one has it all: beautiful pine and oak wood, locking catches, all original hardware and lock (no key), bottom rollers, original tray with bonnet compartment lid and picture and original inner lid picture. Handles are replaced just like the originals and the trunk is lined in nice floral fabric. It is very strong with thick wood, iron banding and pewter 'buttons". Measures 29" by 18" tall by 16 1/2 deep.
 

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1870's Camel Back Trunk

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    1870's Camel Back Trunk   A great old dome top (camel back or round top) trunk from the 1870-1880's period. The locking front catches are patented 1873 and work well. Made of thick beautiful pine with oak slats, iron hardware and brass lock (all original). The handles are replaced with heavy brown dyed leather handles. The original bottom rollers are all present too! Interior and lift out tray lined with blue and multi-color floral fabric. Very strong and well made trunk with clean painted metal bottom. Excellent condition. Measures 29" by 18" high by 16" deep. Finish is a smooth satin tung oil finish.

 

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1870's Stagecoach Trunk

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    1870's Stagecoach Trunk  Originally owned by Mr. Jewell from Boston, this stagecoach trunk is a real beauty! It has very thick pine wood, strong iron banding with 32 large brass buttons and about the nicest solid brass lock I've ever seen. The lock is marked "Eagle Lock Co. Terryville, Conn. 1877". All the brass and hardware are original and the trunk is in excellent condition, re-lined with fabric and fitted with new dyed handles make like the originals. Measures 27" by 13 1/2" tall by 15 1/2" deep. This type trunk is also sometimes called a Gold Rush trunk, with the large brass buttons symbolizing gold nuggets. These were used for stagecoach travel and heading west to the gold strike areas of California! Shipping will be $25 on this trunk.

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Fabulous Pine Doll Wardrobe Trunk

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    Fabulous Pine Doll Wardrobe Trunk  An adorable little doll wardrobe trunk from the 1920-1930s era. This is made of solid pine and has original brass plated hardware and lock. There is a pine pull out drawer, clothes hanging rack and dressing mirror on one side and is floral fabric lined with braid rim on the other side. There is a great old "Chessie" Railroad label (with the sleeping cat) on one side. It measures 18" tall by 10" by 10". Great for display with dolls or other children's items! Shipping is only $10 in the US. Price: $175 (includes small bear)
 

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Cosmetics Trunk, Circa 1900

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Cosmetics Trunk, Circa 1900. 
This little beauty is a ladies cosmetic or overnight trunk from the 1900 period. It is made of wood covered with a heavy fiber material that has been repainted similar to the original color. Original hardware, lock (no key), leather handles replaced just like the originals. The inner wooden sectioned tray is original also! A very strong trunk. The trunk is lined with attractive floral fabric and there is an old style print in the lid. Measures 16" wide, 11" deep by about 12" tall. An interesting little trunk that can be used for display or to hold jewelry, photos or other collectibles. Price: $245 plus shipping of only $15 in the US. 

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Camel Back Doll Trunk, CA 1880's

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    Camel Back Doll Trunk, Ca. 1880s   This is a really special early doll trunk from the 1880s period. Called camel back or dome top trunk by most people. Made of pine, specially shaped for the top, and with all the original brass trim tacks and brass lock (no key). The leather lid trim and handles are replaced using the original fancy handle holders. This cute little trunk measures 12" by 9" tall by 7 1/2" deep. The interior has a lift out tray and is all lined with a multicolored floral fabric. Wonderful for display use with dolls or even as a jewelry box. Finished with satin tung oil. Shipping/insurance will be only $15 on this doll trunk.

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1880's Round Top Half Trunk

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    1880's Round Top Half Trunk  This beautiful old pine trunk is a little larger size "Half Trunk", measuring 24" wide by 21 1/2" tall by 18 1/2". It has hardwood slats on the front, top, and back with all the original iron hardware, lock (no key), latches, hinges, etc. With it's original interior pine, sectioned tray it is ready for use anywhere in the house. It is lined with antique style scenic print fabric. Exterior metal is black and navy blue. In excellent condition with thick wood, finished very smoothly with satin tung oil finish. New leather stitched handles, dyed brown to match originals. Additional pictures can be sent upon request. One of the few "half trunks" of this style I have had.

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