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RARE! Antique 19th C Leather Conestoga Wagon Travel Suitcase Box Decorated Cloth


RARE! Antique 19th C Leather Conestoga Wagon Travel Suitcase Box Decorated Cloth
RARE! Antique 19th C Leather Conestoga Wagon Travel Suitcase Box Decorated Cloth
RARE! Antique 19th C Leather Conestoga Wagon Travel Suitcase Box Decorated Cloth
RARE! Antique 19th C Leather Conestoga Wagon Travel Suitcase Box Decorated Cloth
RARE! Antique 19th C Leather Conestoga Wagon Travel Suitcase Box Decorated Cloth
RARE! Antique 19th C Leather Conestoga Wagon Travel Suitcase Box Decorated Cloth
RARE! Antique 19th C Leather Conestoga Wagon Travel Suitcase Box Decorated Cloth
RARE! Antique 19th C Leather Conestoga Wagon Travel Suitcase Box Decorated Cloth
RARE! Antique 19th C Leather Conestoga Wagon Travel Suitcase Box Decorated Cloth
RARE! Antique 19th C Leather Conestoga Wagon Travel Suitcase Box Decorated Cloth

RARE! Antique 19th C Leather Conestoga Wagon Travel Suitcase Box Decorated Cloth   RARE! Antique 19th C Leather Conestoga Wagon Travel Suitcase Box Decorated Cloth
For sale is a RARE to find 19th century Victorian era American Conestoga wagon travel box made with full leather exterior and fabric interior. It was once mounted on a wagon to store valuables for the wagon drivers. The box has a very unique closure mechanism where a slender wood stick was used to thread through a series of iron hooks to keep the lid shut. This design is essential to keep things from bouncing our of the box during bumpy rides and without complicated locks snd keys. The leather sides has original scroll formed decoration, nice craftsmanship. One of the original leather handle is still intact and is rather solid. The other has broken off (and is included inside of the box in case you are interested in reattaching it).

The interior of the box is lined with old home spun cotton fabric. The material is in good integrity given its old age. No big tears or losses.

There are some signs of staining but currently it is quite dry and does not smell moldy or oily. All six side leather covering is in great condition, no big cracks or losses.

See photos from all sides. There are some age appropriate surface wears and seam imperfections. Please check all photos for detailed condition. Great antique patina and very sturdy box.

Overall, this is a very unique and rare historic relic well preserved from the romantic westward wagon travel time. Ready to be added to your early Americana collection or display! It measures 20" W x 9" D x 7 H.

There are some minor light surface scratches commensurate with age. Please check the photos carefully for the condition of all sides.

Feel free to check out my other antique and collectible listings. This item is in the category "Collectibles\Decorative Collectibles\Boxes, Jars & Tins". The seller is "marblemill" and is located in this country: US. This item can be shipped to United States.

  1. Type: Boxes
  2. Country/Region of Origin: United States
  3. Era: Victorian (1837-1900)
  4. Color: Black
  5. Original/Reproduction: Original
  6. Material: Leather
  7. Features: Conestoga Wagon
  8. Time Period Manufactured: 1850-1899
  9. Country/Region of Manufacture: United States
  10. Finish: Antique
  11. Handmade: Yes


RARE! Antique 19th C Leather Conestoga Wagon Travel Suitcase Box Decorated Cloth   RARE! Antique 19th C Leather Conestoga Wagon Travel Suitcase Box Decorated Cloth