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.

Vintage Distressed Dome Top Primitive Treasure Blanket Chest Trunk Coffee Table
Vintage Distressed Dome Top Primitive Treasure Blanket Chest Trunk Coffee Table
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Rare Antique Vintage Hand Carved Wood Dome Top Hope Storage Chest Trunk
Rare Antique Vintage Hand Carved Wood Dome Top Hope Storage Chest Trunk
$89.00
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Antique Lithographed Camel Back Dome Top Victorian Doll Steamer Trunk
Antique Lithographed Camel Back Dome Top Victorian Doll Steamer Trunk
$49.99
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Vintage Decorative Hand Painted Floral Flower Dome top Wood Storage CHEST Trunk
Vintage Decorative Hand Painted Floral Flower Dome top Wood Storage CHEST Trunk
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Antique Dome Top Steamer Trunk 28Wide
Antique Dome Top Steamer Trunk 28Wide
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Antique Vintage Dome Top Tin Steamer Trunk  Late 1800s Early 1900s
Antique Vintage Dome Top Tin Steamer Trunk Late 1800s Early 1900s
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Antique Dome Top CamelBack Steamer Trunk Chest
Antique Dome Top CamelBack Steamer Trunk Chest
$30.00
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Vintage Dome Top Trunk
Vintage Dome Top Trunk
$40.00
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BlackDog Antique Steamer Trunk Dome Top Victorian Chest Stagecoach C1800 Blue
BlackDog Antique Steamer Trunk Dome Top Victorian Chest Stagecoach C1800 Blue
$395.00
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Antique Small Humpback Dome Top Trunk tin over wood leather straps int drawer
Antique Small Humpback Dome Top Trunk tin over wood leather straps int drawer
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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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