Someone has taped the underside a long time ago to prevent further damage. There is wear to edges and corners and some overall scuffing.
On the inside, for the most part, is in great condition, the elastic that hold the top compartment closed is stretched out a little and sometimes does not hold the top compartment closed when opening the entire lid. Metal tag center from and paper label inside state maker as The M. Side of trunk states name: F. Leslie Shepard Fond Dulac, WIS.Symbol of the cross and crown with the number 5. N this symbol the crown. The symbol is also associated with Freemasonry, specifically the Knight Templar degree of the. The symbol is also known as Knight Templars Blood. Founded in the mid-1860s in Columbus, Ohio, the M. Lilley Company was world renowned as manufacturers of regalia. Besides ceremonial swords, the Lilley Company produced banners, flags, emblems and uniforms for fraternal societies and organizations such as the Masons, Odd Fellows, Knights of Pythias and policemen. Lilley also supplied the U. Marine Corps and the cadets of West Point and Annapolis with swords. The item "Antique Freemasonry Civil War Era TRUNK BOX, By M. LILLEY & CO" is in sale since Sunday, October 14, 2018. This item is in the category "Antiques\Furniture\Chests & Trunks\1800-1899". The seller is "tehlula13" and is located in Bellport, New York.
This item can be shipped to United States.