Dome Top Trunks

You might say that dome top trunks have the traditional look that most people think of when talking about trunks. As the name suggests they have dome or curved tops. They were used as traveling luggage and usually had different compartments in the lid to store smaller items and a tray in the bottom. These trunks were introduced after the flat top trunks had become widely used. They were more difficult to construct due to the curving nature of the lid and sides and this made them more expensive, perfect as an indicator of wealth for the upper class travellers.

One of the big benefits that the rich traveller had by using the dome top trunk was that it was not possible to stack other trunks on top of the curving lid and so it was invariably placed at the top of the baggage compartment. This meant that it was far less likely to become damaged while it was transported.

Look at the range of dome top trunks for sale below and make your choice by clicking on the short description for more details.

ANTIQUE STEAMER TRUNK VTG VICTORIAN DOME TOP HUMPBACK WOODEN BRIDES BRIDAL CHEST
ANTIQUE STEAMER TRUNK VTG VICTORIAN DOME TOP HUMPBACK WOODEN BRIDES BRIDAL CHEST
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100 89 Eiko Top Quality Clear Light Bulbs Auto Dome Courtesy Trunk On Sale New
100 89 Eiko Top Quality Clear Light Bulbs Auto Dome Courtesy Trunk On Sale New
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10 89 Eiko Top Quality Amber Light Bulbs Auto Dome Courtesy Trunk FreeShip New
10 89 Eiko Top Quality Amber Light Bulbs Auto Dome Courtesy Trunk FreeShip New
$6.50
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10 89 Eiko Top Quality Blue Light Bulbs Auto Dome Courtesy Trunk Free Ship New
10 89 Eiko Top Quality Blue Light Bulbs Auto Dome Courtesy Trunk Free Ship New
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Antique Steamer Chest Trunk Circa 1880s Insert Domed Top Travel Tags
Antique Steamer Chest Trunk Circa 1880s Insert Domed Top Travel Tags
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Restored 1800s Antique Dome Top Steamer Trunk Slats Stage Coach Chest w Insert
Restored 1800s Antique Dome Top Steamer Trunk Slats Stage Coach Chest w Insert
$225.00
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Antique Pine Dome Top Wedding Chest Trunk with Handles
Antique Pine Dome Top Wedding Chest Trunk with Handles
$199.99
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Antique 19th C Large Victorian Dome Top Steamer Trunk Tin Covered Wood
Antique 19th C Large Victorian Dome Top Steamer Trunk Tin Covered Wood
$90.00
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Antique Steamer Storage Trunk Dome Top With Tray Late 1800s Early 1900s
Antique Steamer Storage Trunk Dome Top With Tray Late 1800s Early 1900s
$209.99
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Decorative Wooden Box Trunk Dome Top With Handle Houndstooth Print
Decorative Wooden Box Trunk Dome Top With Handle Houndstooth Print
$39.95
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Dome top trunks come in a range of sizes but the top of the line were trunks known as Saratoga trunks. These trunks were generally larger and more ornate than others and so, are also keenly sought by collectors.

Old dome top trunks are perfect for performing a restoration job that enhances the beauty of the wood. They were solidly built and so the wood will often keep well even if they may look a little old and dusty. A good restorer will be able to take an old dome top trunk and wind up with a beautiful work of art.

The trunks available for sale on this page come courtesy of eBay.com.

Dome top trunks are yet another fine style of the vast range of trunks that are available at Trunks and Chests.

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