This is an antique upright travel wardrobe steamer trunk. I believe it is made by Seward, but is not marked Seward anywhere. It does have a "Royalrobe" logo, and Royalrobe was, to my knowledge, made by Seward.Beyond the Royalrobe mark, it also has a label that reads "Spaulding Genuine Hard Vulcanized Trunk Fibre". The leather handle on the top is intact, but quite worn. The exterior lock works and has a key. There is a lock on the inside, on the top drawer, that is unlocked, but we do not have the key. That is a simple cabinet type lock, that could easily be replaced.
The interior has one deep drawer, and 4 shallower drawers on the right side. On the left are wooden hangers, a removable toiletries case, and what I believe is a shoe rack. There is a protective fabric piece that hangs down in front of the hangers, and it is torn. The trunk measures approximately 23" x 22", and stands about 43 tall. This trunk is in fair pre-owned condition, with cosmetic damages and wear that is consistent with its age and function.
The exterior is banged and scratched and dinged up to a perfect antique charm. There is evidence that someone attempted to pry open the locked trunk at some point.The metal strip along the latch area is bent in a few places, though not too badly. The interior is complete with drawers, hangers, a shoe rack, and a small removable suitcase/toiletry case. There is a lock on the top drawer, but we do not have the key. This drawer is unlocked, however. The fabric cover that folds down in front of the hangers is torn, and there are tears and rubbing wear to the fabric covering the drawers and other interior areas where pieces rubbed against each other. There are areas of rust on many of the metal parts of the trunk, both interior and exterior. This is mainly light surface level rust.
Some areas, such as the exterior metal on the bottom of the trunk have a heavier rust, though nothing is crumbling or rusted through. This is a solid piece! Please see our photos, and consider them part of our description. The item "Antique Royalrobe Spaulding Vulcanized Wardrobe Travel Steamer Trunk, Complete" is in sale since Wednesday, September 29, 2021. This item is in the category "Antiques\Furniture\Trunks & Chests".The seller is "machabitat" and is located in McMinnville, Oregon. This item can be shipped to United States.