ANTIQUE IRON BOUND OAK SILVER TRUNK CA 1897
by Wilson & Sharp,
L x 22 1/2” D x 25” H
Presented is a antique iron bound silver storage trunk that was made in139 Princes Street,
England at the end of the 19th Century by Wilson & Sharp of
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 handlesDIMENSIONS:
Outside 35” L x 22 1/2” D x 25” H
Top shelf 33“ L x 20“ D
Weight Estimated 80 poundsCONDITION: 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.