|Antique H.W. Roundtree & Bros. Trunk
Original Canvas and Patented Roller Tray Interior - Circa 1892
|A large antique trunk from the H.W. Roundtree and Bros. Trunk And Bag Company which was
located in Richmond, Virginia. This antique trunk features its original canvas covering as well as its
original patented roller tray interior. This trunk measures a good size 36.5"L X 24"H X 21"W and has
a strong, handsome look to it. The canvas covering is in very good shape with just a few spots that
have taken some wear primarily around the trunk bottom and a few pieces of original shipping
labels that were left as found. There is nothing glaring about these spots and they do nothing to
distract from the nice look of this trunk. The abundant hardware is original and blend nicely with the
canvas and leather trim. Weaved leather straps were added utilizing the existing strap keeper
hardware. Not quite original but they go very well with the strong look of the trunk. Nice thick
stitched leather handles were also applied. The outside displays wonderfully.
The inside of the trunk has been well cleaned and is 100% original. It appears to have always been
well taken care of and never soiled other than a spot here and there on the original fabric covering
which is to be expected of a trunk interior of this age. There are no unpleasant odors and it is quite
clean and nice. The (2) tray system is quite unique and retains its original Roundtree patent label
with dates of 1889 and 1892. This interior slides, flips, and does everything short of a cartwheel.
Pretty neat and I will try and picture rather than explain. It is in about as good a shape as they come
and since there was a patent on this design, perhaps very unique.
A very solid antique trunk with original canvas, leather trim, and great interior. In person, the patina
on the hardware is outstanding.
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