|Trunk #1 Trunk #2 Trunk #3|
Trunks #4 and #5 are very different than the other 3. Trunk #4 has a metal covering over the wood. The metal is embossed with an alligator skin print, has a curved top, and wooden slats. The metal covering, pared with the hardware give us very good clues to when this trunk was made. The handles are in a style called 'Plain Style w/ End Cap' which is different from any of the other trunks we have in right now. So as to the era, we have seen pictures of trunks with this exact same hardware, and embossed metal, which were built in 1890. So this trunk is very old, but still a bit newer then those shown above.
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