This style of trunk was built
to withstand the daily bashing that our country's baggage handlers enjoyed
Built as a sturdy trunk to begin with, and then covered in oak slats that are about 1/4" thick on all sides and the top.
The Excelsior Trunk Co seems to get credit as the pioneer of this style, but it didn't take long for other trunk makers to copy the style.
No maker's mark or label or tag on this one, so we don't really know who made it. We know it was made well though.
Beautiful brass lock that polished up nicely, and we found a key that works the mechanism (not the original key, but it works).
We've cleaned it up, sanded it down, polished the metal as best we were able, and finished it with a few coats of tung oil.
This trunk was owned by E.T. Taber of Fairhaven, Massachusetts, according to the very nice hand lettering at one end.
This trunk measures 30 inches
long by 19 inches wide, and it's 22" tall.
(includes UPS ground shipping to any location in the 48 contiguous United States - nothing else to pay)
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Brettuns Village Trunk Shop
557 Lincoln St
Lewiston, ME 04240
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the contiguous USA are included in the trunk prices shown on the
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