one caught our eye immediately, one reason being its shape; in nearly 40s
years working with antique trunks we've never seen one exactly this shape
before. The top is a true arch, not domed, not rounded. The arch is flat
from front to back and only bends from side to side. The shape is very
eye-pleasing. It's an elegant trunk too with narrow staves and two sizes of
real brass buttons, all original. In fact,
only the lining, leather handles and
straps are new. When we're shopping for trunks we try to always check the bottom
because that's the most vulnerable part as to damage. We did so with this
one but did not see what was written on the bottom until we
arrived home with it. A name and possibly historical address are still quite
legible. After quite a bit of research we think this trunk might have been
associated with the Underground Railroad! It definitely goes back to the
1860s. The address is Indiana Station, Burnside, #3 Clearfield Co, PA. To
protect the privacy of the the original owner's family, we'll only reveal the name to the buyer.
This is a very sturdy medium size trunk but still has lots of storage space.
It will fit into just
about any decor; at the foot of a bed, in a foyer or anywhere you choose.
It'll display beautifully whether you leave it closed or open and you'll
have a precious part of history. If you like
it as well as everyone around here then please don't hesitate, call us at
or email us at
TreasuredChests@oldtrunks.com before someone else snatches it up; we'll mark
it sold, and have it on its way to you within hours.
Dimensions: 31" wide x 18" deep (front to back) x 18" tall. 22 lbs.
History: This trunk dates back to the 1860s. We found it in Stuart, VA on one of our trunk-hunting expeditions.
Note: As mentioned on our Bulletin Board, we can convert this trunk into a letter-size or legal-size file cabinet, no charge. Just let us know which size.
call us at 336-765-3998
Please note the following trunk number: Trunk # SP-03-04 (Arched Stagecoach).
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