Antique Czech Immigration Wood Trunk Chest F Missler Bremen Bahnhofstrasse 30
Antique Czech Immigration Wood Trunk Chest F Missler Bremen Bahnhofstrasse 30. This magnificent antique immigration trunk is in very good condition, solid wood throughout and complete with original wrought iron handles and steel strapping. The photos don't do it justice; it looks much better in person! Nicely detailed with the original owner/recipient's name, place of departure, housekeepers name and the exact destination. This traveled from Bremen Germany by means of the F. Missler travel agency on Bahnhostrasse 30, which dates this to the late 1800's to early 1900's. Researching the names, John Borovicka and Frantiska Sedivy(or Sediva - last letter is unclear), make this to have been a Czech immigrant heading to Manhattan (320 & 71 Street New York - the current building there was built in 1901). It would appear John Borovicka was born in 1882 in Czechoslovakia (Austro-Hungarian Empire) and his son John P Borovicka was born in New York around 1910. The front of the trunk has the name Frantiska Sedivy(Sediva), with H. , indicating she was the House Keeper to the Borovicka household.
Top of the truck has a large F. Which may indicate this was Frantiska's personal trunk, for her own possessions as she was emigrating to live and work in New York.
A wonderful piece of history preserved, and fully functional as well! The original key is missing, but could be easily replaced, or if desired, the two original hasps are intact and can be locked as such with those. Measures 22" tall, 34" wide and 19 deep.
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This item is in the category "Antiques\Furniture\Chests & Trunks\1800-1899". The seller is "retro-bot" and is located in Scranton, Pennsylvania.
This item can be shipped to United States.
- Material: Wrought Iron Handles
- Type: Trunk
- Original/Reproduction: Original
- Region of Origin: Other European
- Depth: 19
- Height: 22
- Width: 34
- Sub-Style: Chest