Connie's Trunks gives tired old trunks new life from the beautiful shores of Sebago Lake, Maine.

Antique Trunk #546 - Amazing TRUESDALE PATENT Flat-Top, Embossed Metal Trunk with Working Lock & Key

This is the first trunk with this special design we have had the opportunity to restore. In fact, we have never seen one before! What makes this trunk unique is the hinge design, which allows the trunk to open without moving it away from the wall. Truesdale Trunk Manufacturing was located in Manchester, New Hampshire. It's hard to imagine why these were originally painted in contrasting colors.


  1. The embossed metal pattern is identified as "Poppies."

  2. The lock works and comes with a key.

  3. The round brass disc on the lock is etched PAT'D MAR 24 91 which translates to 1891.

  4. The unique hinge design is really amazing, sure to be a real conversation piece.

  5. The bottom corner hardware includes bottom rollers to help with mobility empty or full.

  6. The leather handles and handle hardware are original.

  7. The trunk is constructed with both wide and narrow hardwood slats.

  8. The top is flat, offering a useable surface.

  9. The outside is finished with satin polyurethane and then the wood is waxed for added softness.


  1. The inside manufacturers label is original and illustrates the difference between a regular hinged trunk and their patented design. The label includes the patent date for this design. It reads Patented March 26, 1895.

  2. The inside colored trim is original.

  3. The lid stay is original.

  4. The old paper lining has been removed and the wood sanded and finished with satin polyurethane, so it's ready to use.

This trunk measures inches 30.5 inches wide, 17.75 inches front to back, and 20.25 inches tall (measurements include hardware).

The price includes insurance, packaging, and shipping to any of the 48 contiguous states. If you are located west of the Mississippi please add $50 to the price.

Price: $625

Our Price INCLUDES Insurance, Packing & Shipping
(to any of the 48 contiguous states)


More Trunks for Sale
front   hasp & corner hardware
top hinge   left end
right end   flat top
unique hinge design   embossed metal pattern
Connie's numerical brass label   manufacturer's label
inside   back

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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 or (207) 693-1027.


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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