Trunks date back to pre-medieval times. They were made in many shapes and sizes and from various materials. The earliest American made trunks were from the late 1600s.They were made of various woods and covered with hides such as deer, horse or cowhide. Trunks were most commonly used for extended periods away from home, such as for boarding school, or long trips abroad.
Trunks are differentiated from chests by their more rugged construction due to their intended use as luggage, instead of the latter's pure storage. We are pleased to offer this Antique Handmade Dovetailed Pine Wood Dome-Top Trunk Dated 1872 from New England for your consideration. The Antique Trunk is handmade completely of pine wood. Notice the large raised beautiful detailed grain lines and knots that grace then antique pine wood which are indicative of its age. The sides of the Antique Trunk are constructed by hand cut dovetails.
There are a pair of matching iron movable handles, one on either end for carrying, and a lock on the front but unfortunately the key has gone missing. The bottom of the Antique Trunk is a single piece of pine wood attached by age appropriate nails. You can tell the age of the nails by the oxidation on the wood. The dome-top of the Antique Trunk is made of three pine boards with tongue and groove construction and age appropriate nails. Most dome-top were made by curling, molded plywood, or stave construction and a three board construction makes this a very rare trunk.The center board is one inch thick and the other two boards are less then ½ inch thick. The dome-top is attached to the sides of the Antique Trunk by original iron hinges. A half inch molding was used on the inside rim of the Antique Trunk to prevent clothes from catching on the lock or hinges. Carved on the inside center board of the top is the date 1872, which was when the Antique Trunk was constructed. The Antique Dome-Top Pine Wood Trunk has age appropriate wear including dry age cracks on top and bottom boards, slight loss on corners and inside molding, and some minor inactive insect damage on the inside bottom board. This type of wear can be expected for a trunk that was used for travel during the 19. The Antique Dome-Top Pine Wood Trunk is strong and sturdy and these imperfections only add to its authenticity of the early rare pine trunk. The Antique Dome-Top Pine Wood Trunk is in excellent condition with age appropriate wear and patina.
20 Inches Wide, 12 Inches Deep, and 11 Inches High. The item "Antique 1872 American Handmade Dovetailed Pine Wooden Dome Top Chest Trunk aafa" is in sale since Friday, March 09, 2018.
This item is in the category "Antiques\Furniture\Chests & Trunks\1800-1899". The seller is "northbayshoreantiques302" and is located in Milton, Delaware. This item can be shipped to United States.