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Stagecoach Trunks

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Jenny Lind Stagecoach Trunks

Jenny Lind Trunk


Jenny Lind trunks are some of the rarest and most sought-after trunks due to their beauty, history and association with the "Swedish Nightingale". Jenny Lind (1820-1887) was the most popular singer of the 1800s. Furniture, trunks, and many household items as well as buildings and even towns were named for her. Jenny Lind trunks date back to the 1850s and 1860s. These trunks are distinguishable by their "keyhole",  "loaf of bread" and "hourglass" shapes (looking from the ends). Jenny Linds were usually covered in leather. They have bulbous brass buttons for trim and (at least two) metal bands running from front to back. Most had leather straps crossing the top from back to front and down the front. Some had short straps from the front of the lid down to the front of the body.

Jenny Linds were made in several sizes and their shapes vary slightly as the following photos show. Photo A shows a style of Jenny Lind with the classic "keyhole" or "loaf of bread" shape. Photo B shows a style with the "hourglass" shape. Note the fancy arrowhead shaped handle. Photo C shows another style using the keyhole shape. Photo D is the front view of the trunk in Photo B. Photo E shows a very rare Jenny Lind with all its original background leather. 


Keyhole or Loaf-of-Bread Shape Jenny Lind Trunk


       Hourglass Shape Jenny Lind Trunk

Photo A

Photo B

Jenny Lind Trunk

Keyhole Shape Jenny Lind Trunk

Photo C

Photo D

Jenny Lind Trunk with Original Leather

Photo E

Saratoga Trunks are NOT Jenny Lind look-alikes!

The Saratoga trunk was named for the New York resort, Saratoga Springs. Everyone with any class at all spent some time there back in the 1870s. Most of the guests (there to take the waters), were very wealthy and brought along the very largest, fanciest trunks made. These trunks came to be called Saratoga trunks. We have researched this extensively, along with another prominent trunker. Saratoga trunks are NOT stagecoach trunks and do not resemble Jenny Lind trunks in any way, other than the fact they are both styles of trunks. They are very large trunks such as the one shown below (which at the crest of its dome is over a yard, or meter tall), regardless of what many people believe. (Who would even think of trying to hoist one of these beautiful beasts onto the top of a stagecoach?)

  Leather-Covered Saratoga trunk

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