|Antique Monitor Trunk
Original Interior - Key
At 36"L X 26"H X 21.5"W, this is a very large and bold looking trunk from the later 1800's. A
dome top trunk might be 26" at the highest point but the height of this trunk extends the full
length so there is a good bit here sitting up tall. This particular style is called a monitor trunk
named after the USS Monitor which was the first ironclad warship commissioned by the United
States Navy during the American Civil War.
On the outside, everything has been freshly refinished and new stitched handles applied.
Open, shuts, latches just fine and a working key is included.
The original interior is complete with reasonable wear including stains and missing chunks of
the paper covering. Inside the lid is a drop down compartment on one side and there are two
chromolithographs present. The covered tray features three compartments being a shallow one
on the left, a narrow one in the back that runs the full length, and a bonnet box on the right. 2
litho's are on the tray so there are 4 total inside the trunk. The tray can be pulled out if you
wish but really no need to as it pivots on a couple hooks and fits into the lid compartment. A
small catch automatically holds it in place while you access items in the main storage area.
Pretty nifty. While there is wear, it really has a nice and "antique proper" look to it and the color
tones are very nice. Everything was well cleaned and has been placed under a non-toxic finish.
Well suited for storage as you wish and it can be wiped out or hit with a little furniture polish as
Good solid antique trunk with pretty decent pirate chest sort of appeal. Probably will attract
people over for a closer look.
**In person, the tone of the main wood structure is more brown than reddish. Just how it pictured in the sun**