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

Antique Trunk #577 - Unique 1895 Medium-Size Flat Top Trunk Manufactured by J. Truesdale & Son

This is great looking trunk with great manufacturer's history. J Truesdale & Son were located in Manchester, New Hampshire. Their patented top hinge versus rear hinge design allowed trunks to be opened without pulling them away from the wall. A wall trunk has the patented hinge to do the same, but the hinge is in the corners. When open, this top hinge allows the back portion to remain secure. What a great addition to any home. This is a trunk that has seen allot of travel during its time.


  1. The top is flat, offering a good display surface.

  2. The beautiful, extraordinary embossed lock works great and comes with a key. It has a patented date of March 25, 1895. It's etched EAGLE LOCK CO. TERRYVILLE CT.

  3. Due to the unique top hinge design, the trunk can open without moving the trunk away from the wall.

  4. eplacement leather handles are from, while the handle hardware is original.

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

  6. The fancy wraparound cast iron corner hardware has great detail and is in great condition.

  7. The #1 hasps are also in great condition.

  8. We replaced the missing lift located over the lock.

  9. The numerous knots add to its overall beauty.

  10. The wide metal trim offered extra corner edge protection.


  1. The large manufacturer's label is original and in remarkable condition.

  2. The inside offers a nice storage area.

  3. Due to the top hinge design, an inside lid stay is not needed.

This trunk measures 30.5 inches wide, 18 inches front to back, and 21 inches tall (measurements include hardware).

The inside and outside are finished with a Tung oil mixture and then a light coat of satin polyurethane. The finish is waterproof and soft to the touch. If you choose to display a real plant on the top, you do not to worry about water stains.

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

Price: $625

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



More Trunks for Sale
front   front angle
lock & lift   lock etching
top hinge   flat top
left end   right end
#1 hasp   fancy cast iron wraparound hardware
back   left side view of hinge
right side view of hinge   inside
manufacturer's inside label   before

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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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