started in the late 1870s when there were finally available mechanical
presses to create them. Many different subjects were used for the patterns
such as floral and geometric patterns. Other patterns came along too such as
the Alligator pattern. This beautiful 1880s dome top is an excellent example
of the Alligator embossed pattern. The pattern is on all four sides and
across the top. Mechanically, the pattern was in excellent
condition but most of the paint was missing so we've restored it in two
colors to bring back the relief. The wide, heavy staves are hardwood with a
nice grain. The original working locks are still there along with two antique keys. We've replaced the
handles with nice new double-stitched leather ones. We've left just enough
bruises to show its age. Inside is the original and rare lithograph of a
race horse, sulky and driver. As usual, the interior has been thoroughly
restored, along with the bottom and its rollers. This is a fairly large trunk
so it has quite a bit of lockable storage space and will fit in with just
about any decor - foot of a bed, foyer, bay window, you name it.
This is a fantastic piece from yesteryear and it won't be long before
someone snatches it up, so if you like it as well as everyone here then give
us a call at 336-765-3998 or email us at
and we'll have it professionally packed & on its way to your home within
Dimensions: 36" wide x
21" deep (front to back) x 26" tall. 38 lbs.
History: This trunk
dates back to the 1880s. We found it in Ludlow, MA.
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.
To Order, call
E-mail us at
Please note the
following item number: Item # SR-03-02 (Alligator Pattern).
note there are a total of
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