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Connie's Trunks

Antique Trunk #696

Gorgeous Embossed Metal Covered Dome Top Trunk with Lid Compartment and Storage Tray

We just love how this trunk came out. We can only imagine that the goal of creating this unique metal pattern was to resemble the tough protective shell of a real alligator. It is beautiful!

Antique Trunk #696

The condition of this trunk hints that it did not see much travel and was used for storage. This would be a great conversation piece in your home.


  1. The embossed metal pattern is identified as Alligator. The variations in the design add to this trunk’s beauty.
  2. The awesome cast iron finger hardware is in pristine condition. It did a great job protecting the front and rear top edge.
  3. The fancy crown top #2 hasps are original and in great condition.
  4. The unique large lock works and comes with a key.
  5. The handle hardware is original. We replaced the dried leather handles with replacement handles from
  6. The hardwood grooved slats are an upgrade from the flat hardwood slats usually used by most trunk manufacturers.
  7. The bottom corner hardware includes bottom rollers. The hardware is etched “PAT’D JNE 7 81” which represents 1881.
  8. The top has a dome top which was popular with wealthier travelers.


  1. The lid compartment is original along with the drop-down lid trim and lithograph.
  2. We replaced the old cardboard bottom with a thin wooden bottom. They both offer an additional storage area.

General Information

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.

The trunk measures 30.5 inches wide, 18 inches front to back, and approximately 23.5 inches tall at its highest point (measurements include hardware).

Our 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 due to weight.
Price: $700

front view front angle
original lock & key dome top angle
#2 crown top hasp left end
right end dome top
finger hardware back
lower tray inset lower tray
open storage compartment empty trunk without tray
before picture

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