French Traveling Trunk, Early 1900s

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A large French traveling or steamer trunk in wood, leather and oil cloth, from the early 1900s. The pine bands along the front, top and back, as well as the outside oil cloth are stained a rich, medium brown. Leather strips CAP the outer edges and are secured with hundreds of tiny brass tacks, echoing the larger brass tacks in the pine bands. Brass hinges, reinforcements and corner caps add visual interest, and three functioning, attractive draw bolts are situated along the front. Large leather handles are attached to the side for ease of lifting. One side of the trunk bears black stenciled initials "L D". The inside is poplar lined with cream colored burlap. A great red leather satchel is attached to the inner lid and its flanked by two original manufacturer's tags that translate to "Travel Product Factory, Breuil, Town Hall Square, St. Etienne, Hunting and Leather Goods". This piece would make a marvelous coffee table.

Details

    Materials and Techniques
    Oiled   Fabric
    Brass
    Leather
    Poplar
  • Condition
    Good. Wear on leather handles. Some cracking and a few tears on the oil cloth. The burlap inside has some wear, torn areas and age discoloration. A few of the small brass tacks are missing. The original drawers on the inside are gone..
  • Wear
    Wear consistent with age and use
    Dimensions
    22 in. H x 40.5 in. W x 21 in. D
    56 cm H x 103 cm W x 53 cm D
  • Seller Location
    Austin, TX
  • Number of Items
    1
  • Reference Number
    LU86907695093
About the Seller

1stdibs seller since 2009

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Located in Austin, TX

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