Monday, November 7, 2011

Day 252 of 365 Days of Boulderado Photos ~ Dresser Trunk

You've already seen the collection of trunks that are on display on the 3rd floor. But when I shared that with you, I had no idea the history behind the different types of antique trunks. I will be correcting this over the next few days.

Pictured above is a dresser trunk, aka pyramidal trunk, which dates from the 1900-1910 era. They have distinctive lids that open up almost the entire front half of the trunk. They are extremely rare when they have all the drawers, trays, and lids intact, but the one we have is the outer shell minus all the insides.