Retracing The Trunk

The following article was sourced from a Wikipedia page at the following address: They were most commonly used for extended periods away from home, such as for boarding school, or long trips abroad. Most trunks are now used as either furniture such as glass-covered coffee-tables or decorative storage for everything from blankets and linens to memorabilia and military paraphernalia. Trunks are differentiated from chests by their more rugged construction due to their intended use as luggage, instead of the latter’s pure storage. Among the many styles of trunks there are Jenny Lind, Saratoga, monitor, steamer or Cabin, barrel-staves, octagon or bevel-top, wardrobe, dome-top, barrel-top, wall trunks, and even full dresser trunks. These differing styles often only lasted for a decade or two as well, and—along with the hardware—can be extremely helpful in dating an unmarked trunk. Trunks were generally constructed with a base trunk box made of pine which was then covered with protective and decorative materials. Some of the earliest trunks are covered with studded hide or leather and look much like the furniture of the same period which makes sense as trunk manufacturing was sometimes an off-shoot of a furniture business. Later coverings include paper, canvas, plain or embossed tin, with an uncounted assortment of hardware and hardwood slats to keep it all down.

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In the late s, a large fancy round top trunk became popular. By the late s, a Steamer trunk, a low, flat top trunk, was used. By , trunks were covered with canvas or decorated sheet metal.

During this process, Mother Therese’s body was found to be intact, 63 years after her burial. This unusual occurrence was reported in the news and has led many people to want to learn more about this beautiful Carmelite foundress. AS OUR STORY unfolds, it will be readily understood that Mother Therese was indeed a very remarkable character and it is likewise true that once you met and spoke with her you could not easily forget either her or the winning charm of her personality.

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An antique steamer trunk dating to the late s/early s, covered in canvas with wood slats and leather handles. The trunk has a lock but no key. The interior is covered in an alligator print on canvas.

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Shop for-and learn about-Antique Steamer Trunks and Chests. Antique trunks, also called traveling chests, were originally used as luggage for extended trips.

Worth the Trip Posted 3. Before I stopped my truck, I saw what I wanted. The kids said I was crazy. There was a small version of a washstand sort-of-thing. It had had a mirror, three drawers one needed fixing , and a door which needed to be put back on. I loaded it in my truck and took it to my friend to repair.

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It was in good condition — not a spot of rust on it anywhere — and the only real problem was that the two front wheels were missing. Other than that, though, I was pleasantly surprised to see there were absolutely no dings or dents in it at all. Now I realize that monetarily speaking, I haven’t found an item that’s worth a huge amount of money, but that’s not why I grabbed it in the first place.

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About half of all people call any trunk a steamer trunk. Many times people will call a wardrobe trunk a steamer. However, a true steamer trunk is a low profile trunk, no more than about 14″ high, but can be small or large in length.

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