ANTIQUE IRON BOUND OAK SILVER TRUNK CA 1897 by Wilson & Sharp, Edinburgh, Scotland
L x 22 1/2” D x 25” H
Presented is a antique iron bound silver storage trunk that was made in
England at the end of the 19th Century by Wilson & Sharp of 139 Princes Street,
Scotland. They were active from 1895 to 1915. The trunk has a dome top and is bound in iron with two iron handles
at each end. It has four trays that are lined with suede with named cutouts for service of 36 place settings of
silver. There is a lower section that is designed to house large serving pieces such as platters and tea and coffee pots.
With the exception of two age cracks it remains in exceptional condition with a nice patina of age.
For the last 35
or more years it has been in a private collection.
APPRAISALS: Two appraisals
were made by certified appraisers as part of an over all insurance appraisal in which this was one of numerous items. The
one in 1984 valued it at approximately $1100.00 and in 1995, a different appraiser assigned a $2200.00 value. Both were accepted
by the insurance carrier.
First tray place settings for 36
Maker's name plate Ca 1897
Bottom area for serving pieces
Four suede lined trays
MARKINGS: As Part of lock Marked: Warranted, Secure, 6, Lever on four
lines then over on right Made in Great Britain
on two lines
Wilson & Sharp
139 Princess St.Edinburgh
Owner’s Plate on front: C.F.Y
end iron handles
Outside 35” L x 22 1/2” D x 25” H
Top shelf 33“ L x 20“ D
Weight Estimated 80 pounds
CONDITION: The trunk is in excellent condition and only has a few
age cracks, one on the top and the other on the front. There is some paint loss on the iron work in many places.
The suede liners shows some dust and wear. The varnish has a rich, golden patina. The bare, inside wood shows as new.
OUR UNCONDITIONAL NO NONSENSE GUARANTEE: If not
completely satisfied with your purchase it may be returned, if without damage, within five days of receipt in its original
packaging. Return items must be insured for their full value. Only a prior email authorization by us for the return is required. Shipping
charges are included in this offer if the error is due to our fault.
SHIPPING: The trunk is too large to ship using customary means and
arrangements must be made either to pick it up or have it delivered using our antique delivery service. This will cost $250.00
welcome, but inquire first. We have satisfied customers
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