Best Antique 18th C Sm. Leather Brass Tack Trunk Box Revolutionary War Early 19t
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Best Antique 18th C Sm. Leather Brass Tack Trunk Box Revolutionary War Early 19t:
BEST Antique 18th C Sm. Leather Brass Tack Trunk Box Revolutionary War Early 19t
The BEST 18th, Early 19th Century Revolutionary War / War 1812 Era Small Leather Covered Trunk
Though I've seen many similar trunks of this nature over the years, I've never encountered one with an original label left on the interior!
Measuring 15 1/2" x 8 1/2" x 6" this is a typical sized trunk that would have been used during the period to hold personal items as well as documents, writing utensils, small accoutrements, etc.
The piece is a domed shape, covered in leather with hand wrought iron nails, and then finished with brass tacks and top hardware.
The piece retains its original blue paper interior (having flaked at small areas as seen in photographs), and bears a great paper label of its maker, John Waldron of New York City - listing himself as a saddle and trunk maker below the image of an officer on horseback holding a period sword.
Take a moment to click on the images and you'll see enlargements that showcase the label, and the condition of the piece.
Interior leather hinges have worn thin. There is a crease to the leather on the back, some small fraying here and there. Small losses to interior. Bottom has a marker indication of 'Bouckville NY', no doubt a purchaser bought this at Bouckville NY's annual Antique show and then inking in there inventory number, this should be able to be removed if one chose to put in the effort, personally, as it doesn't affect the display, I've left it as-is.
Just a great example of a smaller early leather trunk that would be a perfect addition to any colonial era or Rev War collection!
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