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Leather Mule Trunk

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Subcategory: Trunks

A leather on wood Mule Trunk.

This Mule Trunk is a little earlier than most that we see and the size is also different. Its longer but not as deep. The trunk has good iron corners and fittings and a very flat, hard top. The back has an iron bar that has been cut at a later stage, probably to make it easier to use indoors. Origanally the bar would have been used to hang the trunk onto a beast of burden saddle. The lock has an iron loop (to take a padlock) that fits through a hasp. To open, the loop needs to be turned 180 degrees to allow the hasp to lift over it.

The size and flat top makes this trunk very useful as a coffee table or at the end of the bed. Mid to late 19th Century.

  • Dimensions:
    H 43.5cm x W 80cm x D 35cm
    H 17" x W 31½" x D 13¾"

  • Period: Mid to late 19th Century
  • Medium: Leather on wood
  • Country: England
  • Style: Military Trunk
  • Condition: Good. Some scars to top. Hanging bar has been reduced.
  • Reference Number: 82236