Antique Small Steamer Trunk Wooden Brides Chest Wallpaper Lined 1800s for sale
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Please look carefully at the photos and let me know if you'd like to see others. This is very old trunk or chest, possibly child's steamer trunk or bride's wedding chest. It measures about 26" long 12-1/2" high 14" deep so it isn't full sized but it isn't doll sized either. It comes from the liquidation of an antique dealer's estate and dates to the 1800s, likely circa 1860-ish.It is not in perfect condition but bears all the characteristics we would expect of piece of this age. It would be charming just as it is in your rustic or primitive home or it would be lovely candidate for restoration.It is made of wood with iron reinforcements around the edges. There are wooden slats crosswise on the top, front and back. There are only small remnants left of the leather straps that fastened at the front; the metal lock plate seems to be intact but there is no key. The two leather carrying handles on the sides are worn but intact. The exterior is paper covered and in fair to poor condition. The interior is lined in wallpaper and in reasonably good condition. The hinges work as they should. don't see any major damage to the wood but there are lots of dings, scratches, chips, and there is a repair, crudely done but completely functional, on the bottom. It is dirty and needs good cleaning. It is being sold as found, as described, as is. cannot guarantee that it has not been exposed to odors: smoking, fragrance, cooking, mustiness, mothballs, other types of storage odors or pets. *****To avoid the expense of shipping, pick up may be arranged in Groton, CT. If this is convenient option, please email me prior to making payment so that may adjust your invoice.***** I want you to be happy with your purchase so please contact me with any questions. Please read the following terms: Payment is expected by way of PayPal within days. If you need more time please contact us. Or, if you wish to purchase other items from us and would like to combine shipping we will be happy to wait for days so you can take advantage of the shipping discount. Email us with your intentions, please. ***************************IMPORTANT:**************************** ***** SHIPPING COSTS: Shipping costs by way of the US Postal Service are expensive!! Normally they are even higher by private carrier (UPS, FED EX, etc.) have weighed your item prior to listing and determined the least expensive method of shipment. do add very small fee to cover part of the cost of my also very expensive packaging supplies as do most sellers. pack very carefully to be certain that you will receive your purchase in perfect condition. Some sellers make money on their inflated shipping charges. do not. Often underestimate and incur some of the expense myself. If overestimate and the shipping is less than anticipated WILL REFUND ANY AMOUNT OVER $1.00 to your PayPal account. If the shipping seems excessive to you please reconsider your purchase.***** If the final sale price is more than $25.00, or if your item is particularly fragile even if the item sells for less than $25.00, your package will be sent insured to protect both of us and the minimal cost of insurance will be built into the shipping cost. **If you purchase or more items totaling $150.00 or more, shipping is free. But you MUST purchase TWO OR MORE items that total over $150.00 to get free shipping. One item at $150.00 does not qualify for free shipping.** All of our items are vintage or pre-owned and are carefully inspected and described with any flaws or defects noted in detail. Our items have been acquired from any number of sources and it is always possible that they may have been exposed to pets, smoking or other odors. When you buy from us you agree to have read and understood the description before making purchase. We encourage you to contact us with any questions or if something is not clear to you. We accept returns if you email us within 30 days and let us know that you will be returning the item. We will not pay for return postage. We will refund your full purchase price, less original shipping, PROVIDING THE ITEM IS RETURNED IN THE ORIGINAL PACKAGING IN THE CONDITION IN WHICH IT WAS SENT. **No refunds will be issued unless you have contacted us prior to returning an item.** Customer Service is our FIRST PRIORITY. If there is anything that displeases you please contact me at once so we can do whatever is necessary to make you pleased with your purchase and our service. We want to guarantee your satisfaction and earn your Star Feedback Rating.
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