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T124 - Romadka Barrel Top Trunk - SOLD 10/2017


Size: 30" wide, 24" tall, 17 1/2" deep front to back

An early barrel top trunk from the late 1870's in excellent restored condition! This was made by the Romadka Brothers of Milwaukee, Wisconsin, who started their business in 1848! They were a well known and excellent trunk maker of the time until 1912 when they closed. This trunk has 1873 Romadka patented cast iron latches, a rare style made to look like a globe! A great looking trunk with beautiful thick wood and iron hardware designed by the Romadkas. There is a beautiful original chromolithograph of a lady inside the trunk lid and their special label. Some colorful Victorian style trunk trim has been duplicated and put in also. This trunk was made in the mid to late 1870's as can be determined by the hardware styles and patents. The lid has a rounded shape with three outer hardwood slats with iron slat clamps. They called these a "Barrel Top" trunk when they were made. New custom made leather handles have been installed using the original handle holders. The wooden bottom is in excellent refinished condition also and has new glides to protect your floors. The interior was completely cleaned out and refinished, excellent for storage of clothes, blankets, etc. A new all wood tray was made which makes the trunk more useful for storing a variety of items. The lock is original but I do not have a key at this time. The trunk is solid and strong but does show signs of age and use as expected for a 130 year old antique. Please see the details in the pictures and email or call if you have any questions about any of my trunks. I have spent many years doing research on trunk history, the hardware and patents so that you can get the correct historical information about the trunks I restore. I see lots of incorrect information being given out on antique trunks, especially on some online auction websites and even on wikipedia. I also have copies of several rare antique trunk catalogs available on the Research page. I will include a copy of the 1873 Romadka latch patent with this trunk.

Please contact me if you have any questions or would like more pictures, email Marvin@ThisOldTrunk.com Delivery can be arranged to certain areas for a fee based on the distance. Please contact me for more information on shipping or delivery / pick-up.

Price: $585 plus $65 shipping by FedEx Ground within the continental United States (usually 3 to 4 days for delivery). Payment can be made by personal check or online with the secure PayPal system. Layaway plan available also! Contact me for details. Thanks, Marvin

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