Jenny Lind was a mid 19th Century Swedish "Rock Star" who travelled the globe along with her troupe playing on the world's stages both in Europe and America, including part of P.T. Barnum's Greatest Show on Earth. Upon arriving in the United States it was found that her luggage (which was made specifically for her) had a very disntictive look with an hour-glass profile and iron bands affixed with brass capped square nails! This style luggage became "All the Rage" because of Ms. Lind's rock star status and they were a must for all seasoned travellers and the well-to-do! Click Here to Learn More About Jenny Lind.
Each of these antique trunks were originally handcrafted and individually constructed with all wood and metal being produced with woodworking and metalworking handtools. The exterior was originally covered in a heavy waterproofed canvas or hand tooled leather, and the interior was originally covered in a thin protective paper which was removed during restoration. Removing the coverings revealed the beautiful patina which only 100+ year old seasoned pine and oak woods can achieve! All hardware was cleaned, lightly sanded, and polished. The exterior and interior woods and hardware were scrubbed with a bleach-based cleaning solution. left to dry, and then lightly sanded with a maritime spar varnish applied to all surfaces. All edge sheeting, hardware clamps, front latches, lid banding, and hinges were also cleaned and lightly polished. Our trunks have been restored in such a manner so as to be safely used within a contemporary home and can concievably last for another 100+ years as a handed down family heirloom from generation to generation. We also restore these trunks so as to easily re-purpose them into Military, Army, Air Force, Marine Corps or US Navy Retirement Shadow Box Gift Idea!
Beautiful! A Fantastic Mid 19th Century (1850s to 1870s) Civil War Era Very Sought After "Jenny Lind" All Wood Mid-Size Restored Antique Trunk With That Distinctive Hour Glass Profile! Beautifully Restored in a Natural Pine Wood Body in a Golden Pecan Stain and Oak Slats in a Chestnut. Body and Slats Contrasting Beautifully Against the Black Japanned Iron Straps with Polished Brass-Buttoned Nails! All Original! Features Include Side Edge and