At the height of World
War II some refugees were lucky enough to escape from Germany.
This beautiful Bentwood which is an icon of that era made it out of
Hamburg, through New York City and eventually on to Cleveland, OH. We
found it in Cleveland many years ago. It is all original, even the
leather handles. The locks still work and a key is furnished. We've only
restored the bentwood staves and polished the brass, then coated the
outside with a clear coat to protect it. Inside is a mint tray with
straps. The inside has been thoroughly sanitized and resealed. We
preserved and left the labels on the end and bottom of the trunk. Bentwoods
represent the slow evolution of trunks into suitcases. For strength they
retained their wooden staves. They were very popular in Germany at the
time and after the war spread over Europe. They then became known also
as Peninsular trunks.
If you need some historic lockable storage space that can be displayed
open or closed then let us know. This one will fit into any decor. Just call us at 336-765-3998 or email
TreasuredChests@oldtrunks.com and we'll be glad to have it
professionally packed and on its way
to your home.
21” x 13"
History: This trunk dates back to the 1930s. We found it in Cleveland,
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Please note the following trunk number: Trunk # ST-10-01 (Bentwood Trunk).
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