Here is a handsome and masculine looking 19th Century dark brown leather over wood travel trunk decorated with brass studs on top and around edges of lid lip. Top has a studded oval in the center and H M C. Box has forged iron lock, hinges and nice heart shaped handle mounts on the ends. Box is lined in natural linen . It has the paper printed label of James Kerr // Successor to G. Burroughs // No 52 // North Second Street adjacent to // George Tavern // Philadelphia. The bottom of the trunk is wood. It has low feet. Trunk is constructed with hand forged nails with irregular heads. The trunk measures 19.75" long, 12" wide and 9" deep. The trunk is visually pleasing. It retains all of it's studs. The leather apron on the lid has loss and is loose in spots. The trunk originally had 2 straps. They are long gone. It was handled carefully over the years and obviously was prized by previous owners. A great looking and sturdy 19th Century trunk made in Philadelphia, PA.
19th Century 20" Brass Studded Initials Dark Brown Leather Covered Travel Trunk James Kerr Philadelphia Label