His is a medium-sized trunk from the turn of the century, a flattop steamer manufactured by the F. Endebrock Trunk Company of St. Its 35 inches wide, 20.5 inches front to back, and 21.5 inches tall a perfect size for lamp table or rustic decor. The trunk is constructed of a pine box with 12 hardwood slats across the top, front, sides, and back, and steel and tin hardware. The restoration included removing the old green canvas exterior and paper lining the inside to reveal the original wood.
It was then stained with Mission Oak (exterior) and Spanish Oak (interior) and sealed with hand-rubbed tung oil. The hardware was polished to a silver patina.
It was refurnished with new brown leather handles, period end caps, and a new lid stay to hold it open otherwise the trunk and all of its appointments are original. The authentic Endebrock Trunk Company label is on the inside lid, which also has its original brown and cream linen liner.And its design and appointments mirror those of trunks produced between 1870 and 1900. Some distinctive features are built-in lift grips on the front latches, theoctopus corner bumpers, and lid guides on the front. The trunk sits evenly on its four working rollers and the inside has been fitted with a replacement removable tray of pine and poplar, sealed with Danish natural oil. The belts across the top are removable, if desired. Unfortunately, the lock is missing, but the lid closes easily without a lock.
As with any 100-year-old antique, you can expect some imperfections, dents and dings but overall this is a solid and. It shows more beautifully than the photos allow. Was owned and operated by Frederick Endebrock, a native of Hunteberg, Hanover, Germany, who came to America in 1844 with his parents at the age of 12. They located in Cincinnati, where he learned the business of trunk making.He worked at his trade in that city for a number of years, then moved to St. Louis, where for 10 years he was in the trunk manufacturing business of Reise & Endebrock. In 1870, he and his Swiss wife, Margaret Schweitzer, moved to St. Where he established his own business manufacturing trunks, valises and satchels. According to an 1881 newspaper story, the business, then known as St. Joseph Trunk Factory, employed a force of 12 hands and was the largest of its kind in the Northwest, extending into adjoining states and territories. Frederick Endebrock died at age 77 in 1909. We take great care in the refinishing of our trunks. The wood is hand-sanded and smoothed with steel wool between finishing coats of Danish oil, tung oil or satin varnish. All of the hardware is carefully cleaned and hand-painted when necessary using detailed art brushes. The bottom is cleaned, sanded, treated with a special rust inhibitor, if necessary, painted with Rustoleum Satin Black enamel, and finished with clear satin polyurethane so its safe to place on carpet or hardwood floors.
Each trunk comes with care instructions. It is absolutely stunning - couldn't be happier. What a great item thanks for offering it!!This trunk was meticulously restored and is gorgeous! Looks great in my den. My mom loved it for Mother's Day. S I E R R A C R E E K. A S H E V I L L E. N o r t h.
C a r o l i n a. The item "VINTAGE ANTIQUE 1800s ENDEBROCK STEAMER TRUNK 35 X 21.5 RESTORED ORIGINAL" is in sale since Tuesday, October 22, 2019. This item is in the category "Antiques\Furniture\Chests & Trunks\1800-1899". The seller is "sierracreeknc" and is located in Asheville, North Carolina. This item can be shipped to United States.