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

Antique Trunk #581 - Amazing 1890s Metal, Embossed Clinton Wall Trunk with Working Lock & Key

The beautiful pewter look of the metal along with warm wood tone makes this trunk an exceptional piece of history. The great detail of the embossed metal design is identified as “Grape Vine.” It's hard to imagine why people painted these beautiful trunks, but they did. This was originally gold and red.

This beauty was manufactured in Clinton, Mass. The unique hinge design allows the trunk to be open without pulling the trunk away from the wall. The craftsmanship makes this a real treasure. The lock works great and comes with a key. All the hardware is original.

I don't know who owned this trunk in its early years, but I found it in an unusual setting. It caught my eye sitting in the back of an old pickup truck. It was pushed up against the rear window and was being used for storage. The metal embossing was a mess, but I knew its true beauty was under the years of dirt. When I realized it was a Clinton Wall Trunk, I just had to negotiate with the owner to buy it. Luckily he said, "OK I'll sell it."


  1. The hardwood slats are in good condition. There are four on the top, two in the front, and two in the back. All are attached with contoured hardware.

  2. The detail of the embossed metal is stunning. The detail of the grapes and vines is amazing. I guess the two coats of paint they used protected the embossed metal pattern detail over the years.

  3. The star design handle end cap hardware is original and in great condition. Replacement leather handles are from

  4. The bottom corner hardware includes bottom rollers.

  5. The wide metal trim is a nice contrast with the metal pattern.

  6. The hinge is etched "CLINTON WALL TRUNK MFG. C. PAT. FEB 25, 1890 L." The right hinge has the same etching except it has an "R."

  7. The outside is finished with satin polyurethane and then has been hand rubbed for extra protection.


  1. The inside has a deep color tone.

  2. The inside is also finished with satin polyurethane. It offers a great storage area.

This trunk measures 34.25 inches wide, 20.5 inches front to back, and is approximately 23.5 inches tall at the highest point.

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

Price: $725

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



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front   front angle
lock, key & lift   top
left end   right end
left side Clinton Wall Hinge and
star handle hardware
  metal embossed metal
(grape vine pattern)
hasp   trunk opened against wall
inside   before pic

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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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