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T110 - Civil War Era Hat / Hand Trunk


Size: approx. 14" wide, 14" tall (not including top handle), 13" deep.

This old trunk is a beautiful example of the small hand trunks, bonnet or hat trunks of the 1850's to about 1870. (Sometimes called half trunks today) A trunk from the Jenny Lind trunk period also. These small cube shaped trunks were typically made to carry ladies bonnets or men's top hats, gloves, scarves, and other small items. Wealthier folks at the time would usually travel with several trunks, not just one. This size continued to be made into the early 1900's by many trunk makers including Louis Vuitton. I don't get this rare type very often and this one has the original inner webbed tray. The large brass head nails, iron and brass lock, iron banding, and small iron hinges are all original. The original lock is complete with the brass keyhole cover, but I don't have the key. The top handle has been remade just like the original. The wood is solid and hand finished for a beautiful satin finish. The trunk was well cared for and is in wonderful condition! The interior was carefully cleaned and restored with fancy trim, lithograph, and original lift out wood and cloth laced tray. There is the small label in the lid from M. Cherry, of Broadway New York, manufacturer of Trunks, Traveling Bags, and Leather Goods! Moses Cherry was an Irish born trunk maker who made high quality and beautiful trunks. This is a beautiful and rare small trunk from this period, a true collector's piece!

Price: $545 plus $45 shipping in the United States, by FedEx Ground. Personal delivery available to some areas and pick up in Indiana is always an option too. Please contact me by email at Marvin@ThisOldTrunk.com if you need more information. Payment by personal check, cash on pick up, or with PayPal through the secure check out system.

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