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

Antique Trunk #599 - Amazing 1890s Metal Embossed Hercules Wall Trunk with Working Lock & Key

The beautiful look of the metal, along with warm wood tone, makes this trunk an exceptional piece of history. The embossed metal pattern is identified as "Woven Metal." It's hard to imagine why people painted these beautiful trunks, but they did. This beauty was originally painted green. 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. It's a great combination of American history and the new industrial look. I drove a couple of hours one morning because I knew it deserved to be restored to its full potential. The top has a slight curve, offering a nice useable surface.


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

  2. The outside is in remarkable condition. The Hercules label fits it perfectly.

  3. The replacement leather handles are from

  4. The bottom corner hardware includes bottom rollers.

  5. The narrow, built-in straps pass under the hardwood slats. The large rounded nail heads add a beautiful touch.

  6. The hinge is etched "PAT APLD for RR&A." The right and left wall hinge have the same etching.

  7. The lock is etched "PATD APRIL 15, 1878." It includes a fancy lock plate, adding even more beauty. The lock works great and comes with a key.

  8. The back corner flat hardware is etched "RR&A."

  9. The waffle design hasps are in great condition.

  10. The bottom corner hardware includes bottom rollers. It is etched "PATD JNE 78."


  1. The label is original. It reads "Hercules Patented Dec 31 1895."

  2. The inside offers a nice storage area.

The outside and inside are finished with satin polyurethane.

This trunk measures 32 inches wide, 20 inches front to back, and 23 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: $625

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



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front   lock & key
hasp   left end
right end   patented wall hinge
top   front angle
top metal straps   woven metal & lg nail heads
flat hardware etching   back
opened against wall   inside
manufacturer's label   before back 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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