Antique Early American carriage trunk. 26" wide, 15.5" deep, 15.5 tall.
Wood covered in leather with. Interior is lined with original printed wallpaper type material with birds.
SHORT & WHEADON, (East Front of Mechanic's Hall). Harness, Trunk & Valice Makers. Top has hand tooled decoration. Underside of top has drop down opening. Leather is still fairly soft , not dry or brittle.
One side handle is split at edge. The other is nearly split. Light splits at top edge seams. Top is matted down somewhat but is still soft enough to be pushed back up.Trunk is missing the two leather straps. Online I found a history of Homer NY, it states that. The first saddle and harness business in Homer was probably carried on by Andrew Burr, who began the enterprise prior to 1816, while he was yet engaged in the tannery business. For many years thereafter, he followed this trade very successfully. Eight or ten years later Mr. Burr formed a partnership with Hammond Short, who came to Homer from DeRuyter, Madison county; they continued together for several years. In the mean time Mr. Short erected the house south of Mr. Burr's residence, now occupied by Thomas S.
Ranney; he also built another structure on the same lot which he occupied as a harness shop, in which he continued the business several years succeeding the dissolution of the firm, and until the erection of Mechanics' Hall, in 1833, when he removed his business into that building, taking forty feet of the eastern front. This building, for many years the most pretentious in the village, was erected by a company consisting of Horace Babcock, Hammond Short, Daniel Glover and a Mr. Short, and removed it to the opposite side of the street, where he continued the harness business for some years. Burr had the reputation of being reliable mechanics and enterprising business men. Wheadon was long engaged in this branch of manufacture and trade, being at first associated with Mr.
Short, and continuing alone during a period of more than thirty years in all. Ira Tubbs was also a harness maker for several years, occupying a shop in the Mechanics' Hall. Newcomb, who still continues it. Have been engaged in the trade since 1872, at which time they bought out Mr.The item "Antique 1830s American Studded Leather Carriage Trunk signed Short & Wheadon NY" is in sale since Thursday, October 10, 2019. This item is in the category "Antiques\Furniture\Chests & Trunks\1800-1899". The seller is "balancejones" and is located in Omaha, Nebraska. This item can be shipped to United States.