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T121 - French Barrel Top Trunk


Size: 30" wide, 23" tall, 19" deep front to back

A rare French barrel top trunk from the 1890's period in excellent restored condition! This has the original striped canvas covering which is in great condition without any rips or missing pieces. There are beautiful oak slats, iron side handles, and a brass lock with the old barrel key! There are also two iron latches on the front, small rollers on the bottom slats, and all the hardware is original. The wooden inner tray has been refinished and it has a great label from the travel goods store "Bazar du Voyage" of Paris! This store sold trunks from several makers and all types of travel items. The interior was cleaned and relined in a high quality French theme duck canvas. The lid has a nice rounded shape with five outer oak slats with steel slat clamps. They called these a "Barrel Top" trunk when they were made. The bottom is metal covered and in excellent refinished condition also and has the original rollers. The trunk is solid and strong but does show some signs of age and use as expected for a 120 year old antique. There is one place on the top where the wood under the canvas isn't completely flat, but it's not broken and appears to have been that way since it was made. It's not noticeable from most angles but you can see it in the picture taken of the top. There is a nice travel sticker on the top from the St.James Hotel in Paris and part of another sticker on one side. 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 and sell.

This is a beautiful trunk and a style that is very hard to find. I've never had another trunk of this type in over 40 years of trunk restoration and collecting. It is a wonderful display piece as well as great for storage of your treasures!

Please contact me if you have any questions, 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, delivery or pick-up.

Price: $745 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.

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