I take pride in the work I do in restoring antique trunks and have been doing it now for many years. This particular trunk was manufactured by the H.
Rountree & Bros out of Richmond VA and the label on the front of the tray indicates a Pat date of March 12 1889. It has a large size of 34x21x29 (LxWxH) with a working lock and key and original tray on the inside. What makes it very rare and unique is that the tray on the inside is hinged and designed to roll back into the top of the trunk top (when the top is open) on little rollers on the runners.Then the front of the tray can be lifted up and over the backside allowing access into the trunk underneath it. I have never seen one like this before. Hopefully my poor photography still conveys the beauty of this trunk that would be the focal point of any room you would place it in in your home. Please let me know if any questions. The item "GORGEOUS RARE Refinished Antique Dome Top Steamer Trunk Chest H. Rountree&Bro" is in sale since Wednesday, November 15, 2017.
This item is in the category "Antiques\Furniture\Chests & Trunks\1800-1899". The seller is "alloak" and is located in Albion, New York. This item can't be shipped, the buyer must pick up the item.