A trunk is one of the finest gifts you can give a loved one, because a trunk is an heirloom gift which is passed on to several generations. Size is 32"L 18"W 18H. Exceptional Quality It has been refinished by a Trunk Restoration Professional who has personally refinished over 1500 trunks. 20 years That's Experience!
New thick Brown leather handles were added and it has its original Hardware. The Outside canvas was taken off and clean then, we sand, added 3 coats of poly, Sanded in between each coat for a smooth surface.4 oak slats on top 1 front and back. The inside was stripped, scrubbed clean.
It has a lid stays to hold the lid open securely when open. It has it Originally Lock & Key & wood tray.This trunk is a solid. Below is a bit of history on the Barnard Brothers Trunk Company, I spent many hours of research at my local library, Barnard Brothers Trunk & Traveling Bag Co Main Street, Worcester, Mass. Hirams Barnard he is the youngest of the 2 brothers. Eldest brother was Franks Barnard who started the company. They were born in Worcester, MA in 1843. They were the sons of Cyrus and Joanna Barnard They had a common School Education and Hirams was barley of age when he and his brother engaged in the manufacture of trunks and leather goods in this city under the firm F.
He was a active member of the Chamber of Commerce. He was a Modest, Hardworking, Energetic and Enterprising Business man. He Built up a Solid Business and is well know for his High Quality Trunks.
He ran the company alone until his death on Aug 30,1915 In the directories the company remained in his name until 1920 then ran by his widow Mabel Barnard. She ran it until 1927 Rem to OrleansI. There are so many great uses for a antique trunk storage to hold all your treasures.In front of your bed to hold your Blanket, Winter/Summer clothes(Tip when storing clothes/ Fabrics add a Cedar Sachet), Books & magazines. Goes great with a Western decor, Victorian, Ranch, Country-To Distressed rustic shabby chic decor. There are so many great uses, the possibilities are endless........... Check out my other items!
Be sure to add me to your favorites list. The item "Antique Steamer Trunk Flat Top Chest With Tray/Key Barnard Bros Table Oak Slats" is in sale since Tuesday, October 6, 2020. This item is in the category "Antiques\Furniture\Chests & Trunks\1800-1899". The seller is "estateattic2014" and is located in Worcester, Massachusetts. This item can be shipped to United States.