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T110 - Rare Sole Leather Trunk - SOLD 02/2018


Size: approximately 26" wide, 16" tall, 15" front to back. A very hard to find smaller size sole leather trunk.

A beautiful sole leather trunk made from the mid 1880's to the 1890's by the Nathan Neat trunk company, one of Boston's oldest trunk makers, established in 1825. It has the original label inside with lots of great information. These thick leather trunks were made with steel springs inside to hold the shape. According to several old trunk catalogs I have, the sole leather trunks were the most expensive models and were very high quality. These are very hard to find in this smaller size, especially in excellent condition! The trunk was well preserved by a canvas cover which was kept on it since it was first made, but was removed. This is a well made trunk with copper rivets, heavy stitching, and brass handle holders and lock. The brass lock is marked "Corbin Cabinet Lock Co. Patented Dec. 1 1885". The lock is in great working condition with the original barrel key! Of course there are minor imperfections, but the only real damage is one small piece of leather broken off the end of one leather strap. The hinges are original and still very strong. The interior is complete with the lift out tray and the lid compartment which also has a pocket for papers. There are leather edge bindings and straps inside also, see detailed pictures provided. The original linen lining is intact as well, with minor aging. The leather handles and lid lifter are beautifully shaped and in good condition. All of the leather has been treated with high quality mink oil polish. The bottom is very solid and clean, with two hardwood slats in perfect condition. A fabulous piece of American history and collector's item! This small trunk was originally owned by someone with the initials G. H. of Boston. . If you have any questions please contact me at Marvin@ThisOldTrunk

Price: $545 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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