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T127 - Small Child's Jenny Lind Trunk

$435.00

Size: approximately 26" Wide, 15 1/2" Tall, 13 1/2" front to back.

A beautiful rare size small Jenny Lind trunk made from the late 1850's to the 1860's based on the style and history of these trunks. These uniquely shaped trunks were first made in the United States in the late 1840's gold rush period and then in the early 1850's they picked up their current name from Jenny Lind, the famous Swedish singer, who toured America from 1850 to 1852 with P.T. Barnum. Some were called "gold rush" or "stagecoach trunks" until the Jenny Lind name caught on (because she had been given one while in the U.S. by an Ohio trunk maker and used it on her tour). These are very hard to find in this smaller size, especially in excellent condition! This is a well made trunk with five iron bands going across the trunk's lid, attached with many large brass head nails (buttons) and small iron bands on each side. The brass lock plate was probably made by Eagle Lock Company which started in 1854 and began supplying trunk locks to some trunk makers in America. All of the brass buttons are original! Of course there are minor imperfections and normal age wear as should be expected on any trunk over 150 years old. The iron hinges are original and still very strong. The lock is not working on this trunk. The trunk body is all thick dark pine which has been hand finished, very smooth. The interior was carefully cleaned out and relined with fabric, see detailed pictures provided. The leather handles are replaced and attached with the large brass buttons. The bottom is very solid wood and clean, with two slats and the original iron rollers. A fabulous piece of American history! This small trunk was most likely used for children or ladies for short trips. For many years I have specialized in the early American made trunks including the famous Jenny Lind style which originated in the United States. I have also written a detailed article on the history of these trunks, which is available on the Research Page. If you have any questions please contact me at Marvin@ThisOldTrunk

Price: $435 plus $35 shipping within the United States by FedEx Ground, or personal delivery to certain areas. Or save the shipping cost and pick this beauty up in central Indiana.


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