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 (Sold) Trunk #9-Beautiful Jenny Lind from the 1850s  (Sold) 

Beautiful Jenny Lind from the 1850s; Top/Front

The first Jenny Lind we’ve had to offer in quite awhile but it was worth the wait. Arguably, this is the most beautiful trunk design ever and named for one of the world’s most beloved performers, Jenny Lind – The Swedish Nightingale. The original superstar, Jenny was discovered and brought to America by P. T. Barnum in the 1850s to tour. Although she only toured the East Coast, her popularity inspired the naming of a town in California for her. Soon streets and buildings all over, furniture of all kinds, even kitchen devices were blessed with her name. (She was extremely popular in Europe too; she’s the only female mentioned in the Poet’s Corner of Westminster Abbey in London; Hans Christian Anderson wrote songs for her; a polka was written and named for her.) The trunks she used on her tour were quickly copied by makers world-wide and now are the most collectable of all. The lock still works on this one and it comes with a key. The handles are original hardwood, rare for a Jenny Lind. Inside is the original tray and lid compartment which have been completely restored. The outside has many original rosettes. This size makes it very convenient to display anywhere you want. Dimensions: 32″ wide x 16″ deep x 16 tall; 30 lbs.

Price: $599.00

History: This trunk dates back to the 1850s. We found it Statesville, NC.

Beautiful Jenny Lind from the 1850s; Front
Beautiful Jenny Lind Antique Trunk from 1890s; Top
Beautiful Jenny Lind from the 1850s; Original Working Lock w/Key
Beautiful Jenny Lind from the 1850s; New Leather Straps
Beautiful Jenny Lind from the 1850s; Grain of Hardwood Staves

Inside Views of Beautiful Jenny Lind

Beautiful Jenny Lind from the 1850s; Inside View w/Original Tray & Lid Compartment
Beautiful Jenny Lind from the 1850s; Inside View w/Original Lid Compartment
Beautiful Jenny Lind from the 1850s; Inside View w/Original Tray & Lid Compartment
Beautiful Jenny Lind from the 1850s; Inside View w/Original Tray & Lid Compartment
Beautiful Jenny Lind from the 1850s; New Lining

More Views Of Beautiful 1850s Jenny Lind

Beautiful Jenny Lind Antique Trunk from 1890s; Top/Left End
Beautiful Jenny Lind Antique Trunk from 1890s; Top/Right End
Beautiful Jenny Lind Antique Trunk from 1890s; Left End
Beautiful Jenny Lind Antique Trunk from 1890s; Right End

Rear Views of 1850s Jenny Lind

Beautiful Jenny Lind Antique Trunk from 1890s; Top/Back

You never have to hide the back or any other part of our restorations.

Beautiful Jenny Lind Antique Trunk from 1890s; Back