Sunday, September 21, 2008
Steamer Trunk - $200
This is a really cool wardrobe steamer trunk that I picked up from a junk shop a decade ago (anyone remember Betty's on Lincoln?). Four drawers, original wooden hangars, can use it as a small dresser or close it and flip it on its side and use it for storage and to put stuff on. It has been used as a dresser, coffee table and entertainment center with me.
There is no logo or any kind of insignia that tells me the manufacturer. Inside the top drawer is a tag for a J. C. Higgins piece of luggage that is NOT the trunk. The tag, via my modest detective skills, place it anywhere from the late 1920's to late 1940's and possibly sold by Sears and Roebuck. Closed and upright, as it is in the picture, it is 42 inches tall, 21 inches wide across the top and 21 inches across the sides.
If you are interested, shoot me an e-mail. I live in Logan Square. You would have to arrange for picking it up. email@example.com.
UPDATE: 11/29/2008 - This is still available. I have since moved to Rogers Park in the northern part of Chicago along the lake.