Late 1800's Antique Swedish Camelback Ornate Trunk. Antique Metal and wood Camelback trunk chest (Steamer steampunk vintage). Approximately 27'' tall 34'' long 20'' Deep. Chests and trunks date back to at least medieval times, but really gained momentum in the Victorian Era, starting around the 1870s.
At this point, cross-country railroads were established, as well as inter-continental travel by water, so long-distance traveling was much easier and it was also much easier to transport more of ones possessions. At this point, we should point out the difference between a chest and a trunk.
While trunks were mainly used for traveling and transporting possessions from point A to point B, chests are generally considered fixed and permanent pieces of furniture, usually used for storing things such as blankets and assorted bedding. For this reason, chests can be more ornate, while trunks have a more practical form of decoration. Like many things in the Victoria period, trunks started out with a pretty simplistic design and grew to be much more intricately designed. Initially composed as just a lockable, wooden box with a paper-lined interior (either decorative paper or something simple like newspaper), trunks soon came to be covered in leather, paper, canvas and some form of metal hardware e.Embossed tin, and came to have different compartments, drawers, trays and hangers that made them all the more functional. Although trunks were often used by people when they traveled by carriage, they became truly ubiquitous between the 1870s and 1920s, solidifying their position in history and paving the way for our continued interest and their continued use. The item "Antique Metal and wood Camelback trunk chest (Steamer steampunk vintage)" is in sale since Tuesday, July 13, 2021.
This item is in the category "Antiques\Furniture\Trunks & Chests". The seller is "lc0067097" and is located in Brownsville, Texas. This item can be shipped to United States.