Thanks to Tom, after many many years I finally took the time to have a close look at this family treasure.
Up until now its been a bit utilitarian.
I use it store old photos which seems appropriate.
Research tells me this is a Wood and Pressed Tin
Antique Dome Top Trunk
Tin Floral Design in Black n Blue, Victorian Lithographs
circa late 1800s - early 1900s
the decorative hardware is imprinted with pat mark - 1880
the center lock is imprinted - Yale Towne Mfg. - Stamford Conn USA
To our family it will always be Aunt Maggie's Trunk
(see more about my spinster great aunt
who homesteaded from SW Virginia to NE Oregon
around 1903 below)
P.S. Maggie was Mary, the horse trader's (thanks TexWis)
(from last week's post), daughter.
The bottom is a little scraped but solid
and the metal rollers work smoothly.
One lock and two latches (no key)
I suspect there was a removable tray at one time.
Victorian stickers on inside
You can read more about 'Aunt Maggie' on my other blog
(which I have been neglecting)
click here Venturous Woman
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