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T130 - Rare Miniature Jenny Lind Trunk - SOLD 03/2018


Size: 10" wide from edge to edge, not counting the handles x 7 1/4" tall x 7" deep.

A rare and beautiful miniature Jenny Lind toy, sample, or doll trunk of the 1850's to 60's. These are extremely hard to find in such nice condition! It has a wonderful rounded figure eight shape, as you can see in the pictures. This one has the original brass plated metal bands, brass buttons and a brass lock. The old dried out leather covering was removed and the pine trunk refinished. You can still see the lines of the tooled leather designs in the wood. There is a small solid brass medallion on the center top that has an eagle and stars on it. This is original to the trunk and is a beautiful addition. The leather handles, lid lifter, and leather hinges have been replaced as they would have been. The interior has been cleaned and relined with fabric, including the original wood tray and the drop down compartment in the lid. (See detailed pictures). There is an old small print of a lady on the compartment door. The metal bands are the original and have not been painted. You can see that even on the bottom the metal bands and brass buttons are in great original condition. The lock mechanism works but there is no key or top lid catch on the trunk. The lock will work if you add a top lock catch, but this doesn't detract from the beauty of the trunk. This style was made during the mid 1850's to 1860's. Perfect for display with your fashion dolls or miniature trunk collection, as a special jewelry box, or as a great conversation display piece! A true piece of American history related to the Civil War and Swedish singer Jenny Lind who toured the US from 1850 to 1852 with P.T. Barnum. These special little trunks were quite well made and used by children and ladies, but were not something everyone could afford. The trunk is all made of wood and the bottom is in solid condition. The overall condition is great and the trunk displays very well. This beauty has been in a private collection for many years and now it can be yours.

You can also put this or other trunks on a two month layaway plan with a $100 deposit by personal check or PayPal. Please email me at Marvin@ThisOldTrunk.com for more information or if you have any questions

Price: $450 plus $15 shipping within the United States. Please inquire about shipping rates to other countries. Thanks.

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