ANTIQUE STEAMER TRUNK VINTAGE VICTORIAN DOME TOP 1880S STAGECOACH CHEST TRAY&KEY

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  • Item Category: Furniture & Furnishings
  • Source: eBay
  • Sold Date: Jun 03, 2012
  • Channel: Auction House

A VERY SWEET, CLASSIC, HIGH DOMED, AMERICAN MADE, LADIES WEDDING STYLE, STAGECOACH TRUNK, FROM THE 1880S. THIS NICELY MADE TRUNK IS IN OUTSTANDING, RICH, ORIGINAL COLOR AND HAS WONDERFUL PROPORTIONS. THIS WOULD BE PERFECT AT THE FOOT OF A BED ESPECIALLY IN A COUNTRY SETTING. THE IRON & STEEL HARDWARE, BINDINGS, & LOCK HAVE BEEN HAND BURNISHED TO PRESERVE THE NATURAL ANTIQUE QUALITY. THIS CHEST COMES WITH A TRAY AND HAT/LINGERIE COMPARTMENT. THE PICTURE ON THE RIGHT IS ORIGINAL AND HAS BEEN TRIMMED IN PLACE. IT HAS A WORKING LOCK, PATENT DATED TO THE 1880S AND A KEY. IT IS MADE FROM PINE WITH A CLEAN AND STRONG BIRCH TOP AND BEAUTIFUL, AGE MELLOWED ASH SLATS. THE WOOD ON THIS TRUNK IS VERY ATTRACTIVE WITH INTERESTING GRAIN AND COLOR. THIS WILL MAKE A GREAT ACCENT PIECE FOR MANY PERIOD AND CONTEMPORARY SETTINGS. THIS CHEST COMBINES STYLE WITH STORAGE AND WILL MAKE A STUNNING GIFT. THE INTERIOR HAS BEEN RELINED AND TRIMMED TO MATCH. MAXIMUM OUTSIDE APPROXIMATE MEASUREMENTS AT THE EXTREME CORNERS ARE 36" LONG X 18.5" DEEP X 25+" HIGH. THE TRUNK HAS BEEN PROFESSIONALLY RESTORED AND SEALED WITH A QUALITY FURNITURE GRADE FINISH, AND IS IN VERY GOOD CONDITION EXCEPT FOR SOME WEAR AND SIGNS OF AGE WHICH WERE LEFT UNIMPROVED TO PRESERVE ORIGINALITY AND ANTIQUE CHARACTER. THIS CHEST IS IN GREAT SHAPE AND SHOULD HOLD UP FOR YEARS

SHIPPING IS FREE TO THE CONTIGUOUS UNITED STATES. PLEASE KEEP IN MIND THAT THIS IS A HEAVY OVERSIZE SHIPPING PARCEL WHICH NEEDS TO BE COVERED IN THE PRICE. I OFFER DISCOUNTS FOR LOCAL PICKUP. FOR ALL OTHER DESTINATIONS AND LOCAL PICKUP, PLEASE EMAIL FOR SHIPPING QUOTES OR DISCOUNTS. PLEASE SEE MY OTHER TRUNKS CURRENTLY LISTED. PLEASE STUDY ALL DESCRIPTIONS, AND PHOTOS BEFORE BIDDING. PLEASE BE PREPARED TO PAY OR REMIT PAYMENT PROMPTLY AT END OF AUCTION. FOR SHIPPING OUTSIDE THE US AND CANADA PLEASE INQUIRE PRIOR TO BIDDING. MOST TRUNKS ARE SHIPPED FEDEX GROUND WITH FULL COVERAGE, SIGNATURE REQUIRED. IF THE SHIPPER IS UNABLE TO COMPLETE DELIVERY BECAUSE OF AN INCORRECT ADDRESS ETC. BUYER WILL BE RESPONSIBLE FOR ANY ADDITIONAL SHIPPING COSTS. RETURNED ITEMS NOT CLAIMED WITHIN 60 DAYS MAY BE FORFEIT. NO RETURNS WILL BE ACCEPTED WITHOUT PRIOR AGREEMENT. SHIPMENTS TO CANADA WILL BE SUBJECT TO CUSTOMS FEES. I AM NOT RESPONSIBLE FOR ANY DAMAGE DONE BY CUSTOMS AND PLEASE DO NOT ASK ME TO LIE ABOUT CUSTOMS VALUE. I will ship within three business days from receipt of payment. Check out my other items !Be sure to add me to your favorites list !

A NOTE ABOUT MY TRUNKS: I CHOOSE MY TRUNKS FOR THEIR INTERESTING QUALITIES, AESTHETICS AND ORIGINAL QUALITY OF MANUFACTURE. I MAY OPT FOR A COMPLETE RESTORATION, OR I MAY CHOOSE TO PRESERVE THE ORIGINALITY OF THE THE ANTIQUE. IN SOME CASES I WILL COMPLETELY RE-INVENT A PIECE. MOST PIECES ARE RESTORED WITH A DESIRE TO PROVIDE DESIGN AND FUNCTIONALITY WITHOUT DESTROYING THE SIGNS AND FLAVOR OF THE PERIOD. EACH TRUNK IS A UNIQUE SIGNED WORK. MOST TRUNKS CHOSEN WILL BE FROM THE LATE VICTORIAN ERA FROM THE CIVIL WAR TO ABOUT 1895. THIS IS MY CRAFT AND OFTEN MY ART WHICH I HAVE DEVOTED NEARLY 40 YEARS TO PERFECTING. I WILL STAND BEHIND THE QUALITY OF MY WORK AND ALWAYS PLACE MY PATRONS IN HIGH ESTEEM. I HAVE NO SET SYSTEM FOR PROCESSING MY PIECES. EACH ONE IS ASSESSED FOR IT'S FINEST QUALITIES AND THEN I APPLY ARTISTIC LICENSE TO HOPEFULLY BRING THOSE QUALITIES INTO THE LIGHT. IF YOU ARE SIMPLY LOOKING FOR A REFINISHED TRUNK YOU CAN CERTAINLY FIND ONE CHEAPER. BUT PLEASE BEAR IN MIND THAT YOU GET WHAT YOU PAY FOR. I INVITE CLOSE SCRUTINY AND COMPARISON TO OTHERS. IF YOU APPRECIATE MY WORK AND CHOOSE TO INVEST IN MY TRUNKS I AM SURE THAT YOU WILL RECEIVE OUTSTANDING VALUE AND SATISFACTION. ALSO PLEASE UNDERSTAND THAT I DO NOT DESTROY THE VALUE OF AN ANTIQUE TRUNK BY THESE PROCESSES. IF AN ITEM HAS EQUAL OR GREATER VALUE IN IT'S ORIGINAL STATE IT WILL BE PRESERVED THAT WAY, IT WOULD BE FOOLISH TO DO OTHERWISE.

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