Antique Copper Lined Metal Trunk - 1800's - Unique
Posted by Heather (18 items)
This trunk is really unusual. It is a trunk made by S W Silver & Co, Cornhill, England. It appears to date from 1838 to 1848/53. The company was known at that time to produce items for people traveling from England to Australia for the Australian gold rush. The company branched off to other areas in the early/mid 1850's. There is lots of interesting information online about the company. Reading online would indicate that this trunk was probably used for transporting perishables at it is copper lined.
We have been unable to find this exact trunk in our research. It is also unique in that there are several small D rings attached throughout the inside of the trunk that we assume would be used to strap down items. The trunk is in overall good antique condition. There are the expected scratches, small dent, etc that would be consistent with the age and use/travels of this trunk. There is some surface rust. It was painted the teal colour many years ago. I don't think it would take much to strip it back to original (which appears to be black) if desired. The one metal hinge on the back is loose and a solder would help that. The inlay handles are good heavy metal. The trunk carries the metal tag of the company. The bottom is good. No holes. It is heavy and sturdy.
It is approx 32 1/2" wide x 19" high x 16 1/2" deep.
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