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T100 - Rare Oak Slat Look Antique Trunk


Size: 30" wide, 19 1/2" tall, 16" front to back

A rare wooden trunk which was made to look like an expensive oak slat trunk (the type covered completely with wood slats). The original oak slat trunk was patented in 1868 and then made by a few companies into the early 1900's. One company which made some of the last slat covered trunks was the Fall River Trunk Company of Fall River, Mass. This trunk was most likely an experimental trunk, to produce a trunk which resembles the oak slat trunks but by pressing the design of the slats into the wood. They also cut a groove around the top edge of the bottom so that it would look like wood slats were applied to the trunk body. (see detailed picture). I've never seen another trunk made in this manner, so they probably didn't many or this may be one of a kind. Either way it is quite rare. This one was made sometime from the 1890's to about 1915 and it's in excellent refinished condition with the complete interior! It has thick wood slats, strong hardware, working lock with key, and a lift out tray. This tray is original and is deep and has two compartments. There is beautiful and colorful printed Victorian trim inside the trunk lid. The interior of the trunk was totally cleaned out and refinished. The exterior of the trunk was carefully cleaned and all the metal was primed and repainted to the original color. The trunk was hand finished with high quality tung oil which will protect it for many years to come. The top is very slightly rounded. The bottom of the trunk is in excellent clean original condition, with the two wood slats and glides to protect floors. A great collector and decorator item that will certainly be a conversation piece. It's very strong and well made, great for storing many treasures! Original style stitched leather handles have been installed. No hardware has been changed on this trunk! This trunk is a rare style and in excellent and complete condition. Please see the details in the pictures and email if you have any questions about any of my trunks.

I have spent many years doing research on trunk history, hardware, and patents so that you can get the correct historical information about the trunks I restore. A copy of the slat trunk patent will be provided with this trunk as well as pictures of the Fall River antique slat trunk and label. I have copies of several rare antique trunk catalogs available on the Research page. This is the first trunk of it's type that I have ever seen or had to sell.

Please contact me if you have any questions or would like more pictures, email Marvin@ThisOldTrunk.com This can be shipped by FedEx Ground within the continental U.S. or delivery can be arranged to certain areas for a fee based on the distance. Please contact me for more information on shipping, delivery, or personal pick-up.

Price: $565 plus $75 for FedEx Ground shipping within the continental United States. If you prefer to pick up the trunk in central Indiana, please contact me and the shipping fee can be refunded. Payment by personal check, cash, or online with the secure PayPal system. Thanks for visiting ThisOldTrunk!

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