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Antique Trunk #478 - Spectacular Large Hump Back Trunk with Working Lock & Key

Every part of this trunk is original except for the replacement handles and key. Here's what we were told about its history: it seems that a woman, after the death of her husband, packed up her three children and traveled from California to Maine sometime around the 1860s to 1870s. This was a very very high end trunk when it was originally purchased. Giving this beautiful trunk a restored appearance was hard work but very rewarding. I am sure this will find its way into a special home.

Outside

  1. All of the protective hardware is cast and in remarkable condition. It probably made the one cross-country trip and then was stored in a safe place for years.

  2. Both the outside and inside are protected with a Tung oil mixture.

  3. Hump back and dome top trunks were made for the wealthier traveler and were designed to always end up on the top of the trunk pile for safe keeping. It weathered the travel well.

  4. The five curved slats were steamed, formed, and dried to follow the contour of the dome top. Note the highest point is the center of the curved top.

  5. The hardware is very unique. We have restored close to 500 trunks and have never seen one like this. The sides are protected with embossed metal, offering a nice contrast with the smooth metal body. The hasps are very different, and they still function well.

  6. The buckle design protective hardware along the side top edges are also in great condition.

  7. We found a key, so the lock works great.

  8. The bottom has four built-in spiral rollers, which helps with mobility, empty or full.

  9. The leather lift located over the lock is original and works great.

Inside

  1. This a large trunk so it offers a very large storage area.
  2. The inside has been cleaned and protected with a Tung oil mixture.

The trunk measures 37 inches wide, 22 inches front to back, and approximately 28 inches tall at its center (measurements include hardware). Price includes insurance, packaging, and shipping to any of the 48 contiguous states. If you are located west of the Mississippi River, please add 100.00 to the price due to the trunk's weight and size.

Price: $1,500

Our Price INCLUDES Insurance, Packing & Shipping (unless otherwise noted above)
 

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If you prefer to pay us by check or money order, simply print our printer-friendly order form or download and print a PDF version, fill it out completely, and send it along with your check/money order to us. Once the payment clears, we will ship your trunk. If you decide to buy a trunk and pay by check or money order, send us an email or call us so we can put a "Hold" on your selected trunk. Please identify the trunk by Trunk number.

Layaway Plans

Layaway Plans are available for up to three months. Reserve your trunk and pay for it in multiple installments. Please note, there is a 20% re-stocking fee for trunks on layaway if you decide to cancel your purchase. To inquire about a layaway plan, contact us at info@conniestrunks.com or (207) 693-1027.

Shipping

Shipping and handling via UPS to any of the US's contiguous 48 states is included in the price of most trunks, unless otherwise noted. If you want it shipped outside the USA or to Alaska or Hawaii, or have special delivery requirements, call us before you make your purchase (either online or through the mail) for an estimate of additional shipping charges.

Sales Tax

Maine residents, please be sure to add 5.5% sales tax.

Return Policy

If you are not satisfied with your selection, please either call or email us for a Return Authorization (RA) number. You will have 14 days to return your purchase for a full refund. The return freight will be at your expense. Out of the 400 plus trunks sold, we have only had one trunk returned and that was because our customer did not measure where they wanted the trunk to go and it was too large (they did purchase a smaller one).

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