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T100 - 1890's Ladies Hat Trunk


Size: 20" wide, 20" tall, 17 1/2" front to back

A wonderful barrel top ladies hat trunk from the 1890's in excellent original condition! A high quality trunk and a scarce size, complete with the original inner divided tray with decorated lid. This was sold by Sages Trunk Depot of Boston, and has their unique label inside the tray. This trunk has 1882 patented cast iron latches, ornate tinned slat clamps, and a high quality Star lock with the working key! The brass key escutcheon has the 1891 patent date on it. A great looking trunk with the original canvas in well preserved condition. This is the best original condition trunk I have had to sell in many years. They called these a "barrel top" trunk when they were made (not dome top, camel back, or a steamer trunk). These were used by ladies to carry their large fashionable hats, gloves, scarves, and other small items. Many wealthier families would use multiple trunks when traveling. It also features the original leather handles, fancy cast iron handle holders and hinges, and beautiful wood slats. The interior is completely original with the covered wood tray and two beautiful chromolithographs and colorful Victorian trim, on the tray lid and inside the trunk lid. The trunk is solid and strong and the bottom is metal covered, very clean and in super condition. One side has the original owner's name in fancy hand painted lettering, "N. L. Talman, Burlington: VT". This was usually custom painted by the trunk stores for their customers. Please see the features and condition 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 also have copies of several rare antique trunk catalogs available on the Research page. Contact me if you have any questions, email Marvin@ThisOldTrunk.com

Price: $695 plus $55 shipping by FedEx Ground within the continental United States. Email if interested in international shipping.

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