This is an early American trunk made of wood covered with hide, lined with small print newspaper covering the entire inside for lining, I can read on the newspaper the dates 1837 and 1843, one end piece of newspaper is the heading CLIPER. All metals used to make this trunk are solid brass, grommets hold the brown leather strips to hold the hide in place, brass handle and fixture, the brass lock and key, and hinges. Many of the strips of smooth leather strips have ornamental edges are pinked edges either by hand or pinking shears or machines if those were available during those early years. The hide covering in some areas is worn smooth, in some areas the hide is as it was originally. A most unusual trunk with measurements of twelve inches wide, 7 1/2 inches deep, the dome top is nine inches overall. The entire trunk is made of solid wood that is exposed on the bottom having two runner pieces at the front of the bottom and the rear of the trunk bottom. All the newspapers used for the lining are read able if desired. A very unusual item rarely found trunk for the early dolls or any antique doll. This would be a great item for collectors of such era items. This is surely a one-of-a-kind collector item.
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Early AMERICAN Trunk for Dolls 1837-1843
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