Miniature Dome Top Trunk from Albany, NY c1850

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    One of the most loveable little trunks ~ there's not a thing not to love about it.  It is dome-topped and it is very small.  For very small documents.  It measures only 9"L X 5"D X 4.5"H.  It is wood covered in a mystery paper ~ may be rag paper.  Dry, but not brittle.  It could have been oil- treated and maybe that's what is keeping it in such good condition.  I really don't know what it is, but it is nicely marked or grained, clean and complete.  The edges all around are thicker leather with brass stud decoration.  There is a charming brass handle that looks to be original.  Inside, the box may have been painted sometime in its long life.  The paint is a dull gray blue with a matte finish.  The label on the lid's interior reads: WILLIAM S. KING's/ TRUNK MANUFACTORY,/ Corner of State and South Pearl Street, Albany,/ Where are constantly kept on hand a general Assortment of / TRUNKS / Of every description and size, Wholesale and Retail. / N.B. Old Trunks repaired or exchanged. 

    Charming and so useful! 


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