Status: SOLD!
Date: 5/20/2013
Venue: eBay
Price: ??,???
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Vtg Antique Custom Flat Top Steamer Trunk Chest 2 Trays 4 Wheels Eagle Lock +Key

This listing is for an antique custom made flat top steamer trunk/chest. The seller bought it from the third owner, an elderly woman, in 1989. That woman had acquired it from her sister when she was 18 and had owned it for 70 years. The trunk originally belonged to their stepmother whose first husband had built it. More information can be found in the included letter of provenance. The trunk has two trays and four caster wheels. The front has an Eagle brand lock with a matching key (#28). The clasps are both marked "4." The trunk is in very good condition overall with some scuffs and wear including in the leather straps. We noticed one rivet is missing to the right of the right clasp, and a few others are loose. This listing has no reserve price so don't miss your chance to win!

The winning bidder can also pick up this item at our store in Winooski, Vermont to save on shipping charges. All local pickups are subject to 6% Vermont state sales tax.

Due to the dimensions of this item, it can only ship to U.S. addresses. We apologize to international bidders.

Approximate measurements: 33" L x 23" H x 20" W

Contents of the letter of provenance:

"This trunk was made to order for my step-mother by her first husband. She had lived in Boston Mass for thirty years, her name Annie Woods + the trunk was the same length as her skirts. When eighteen years old I came to my sisters in Leominster Mass, + have had the trunk more than seventy years, she gave it to me for my clothes, since she had another about like it. Elaine had the old canvas removed + refinished + makes an attractive addition. Emma D. Carpenter May 26 - 1989."

Please check all of the available shipping methods and costs prior to bidding.

The winning bidder can also pick up this item at our store in Colchester, Vermont. All local pickups are subject to 7% sales tax.

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Due to size or weight restrictions we can only ship this item within the continental USA. No international shipping. We ship promptly, often the same day that payment is received. This item is also available for pickup in Colchester, Vermont. There is no pick up charge. All local pick-ups are subject to 6.0% Vermont State Sales Tax. Please email or call to arrange pickup after the auction's end.

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