Antique Trunk Embossed Tin Circa 1880's 138 Years Old? Beautiful Restoration
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Antique Trunk Embossed Tin Circa 1880's 138 Years Old? Beautiful Restoration:
Shipping is available for this wonderful old humpback. Greyhound Bus would be the cheaper way to ship this trunk. The s/h/i by Greyhound would be around $100.00 to $125.00. Fedex is available but is a much higher cost.
For sale today is a beautifully restored large humpback trunk with embossed tin in a unusual pattern - squares with raised dots- see pictures I did not find any patent dates on the trunk and based on 40 plus years restoring antique trunks I would date this trunk to the !880's which makes this neat old humpback as much as 130 years old - a true antique.This trunk was structurally sound when the restoration started and the metal bottom is solid, has multiple coats of paint, three original slats, four original metal wheels and the trunk rolls easily. The three original hinges are HD, tight and the lid closes well. There are 23 polished pieces of original hardware. The center lock is polished, has a brass keyhole and there is no key. The mechanical latches are polished, HD, fancy, tight and work well. The original tray is long gone and the interior has been removed. The metal/tin is in VGC. The metal lid stay is original to the trunk. There are 9 solid oak slats in a golden oak color. New black leather handles were installed with the original end caps.
This lovely old humpback is 34 1/8W, 17 1/2D, 19 3/4 H and weighs 37 lbs. Shipping trunks especially over sized trunks is expensive so the shipping options are local pickup (free), Fedex and Greyhound Bus. This will be an over sized package when packed and ready to ship. Buyer's choice on the shipper. Any item purchased will ship no later than the next business day after the Paypal payment hits. The shipping for this trunk via Greyhound Bus will be a flat $125.00 to the lower 48. Fedex is available but is much higher.
These trunks are all antiques with most of them being well over a 100 years old. They will have dings,dents, tears, old repairs, new repairs, cracks in the wood and separations in the metal. Any new parts will be mentioned in the description. Please look at all the pictures as they will give you a very good idea of what you are offerding on.All trunks are for sale locally.Email any questions. Thanks for looking FWS Antiques columbus8008/3732