H. W. Rountree & Bro. Child’s Doll Dome Top Trunk - image 1 of 9

Offered here is a H.W. Rountree & Bro. Child’s (Doll) Trunk with roll back tray. ‘Rountree & Bro.’ (1875) was the originator of this feature. The trunk is in fair condition with cranberry-red velvet lining that I can probably say for certain, is not original to the trunk (Note: Photo shows pink. It is not. It's deep cranberry-red.). It does retain the original paper lining and label on the underside of the dome top. The trunk is how we acquired it. From what I read, many of these trunks were made with home product. I’m not certain what that means: the wood is heavy grained and appears to be, ‘crate-wood.’ The dome top is smooth with alligator design and varnished. There are two leather handles on each side and a metal band that runs the edge of the dome top. Where handles are located, there have been repairs made to those areas. Please check photos. There are two storage trays inside. The larger tray has three compartments, one open and two have lift-up tops. There is a pull tab on front of tray. The other tray is narrow with a lift-up top. This tray carries a paper label with H.W.Rountree & Bro. Patented March 12th 1888 Richmond, VA. The compartments are clean, and as I mentioned above, have been relined at an earlier date. The larger of the two trays have metal strips on the underside to run smoothly over the wheels track inset on each topside of the trunk edge. Please see photos. Inside the dome top are two compartments with fold down fronts. There are two cords with metal rings to loop over and attach to knobs on each front. One is original; the other replaced. The trunk measures 16 inches long by 9 ½ inches wide by 7 3/8 inches deep by 11 3/8 inches high. It’s a nice trunk with some problems (no odors though!), but still carries enough features of Roundtree to be a neat find. I like it the way it is. P.S.: H. W. Rountree & Bro. closed in 2016, 141 years after first opening their doors in 1875. Sales tax for all states that require it must be added and is calculated on purchase price including shipping and handling.


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