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.

RARE ANTIQUE HALF STEAMER TRUNK VINTAGE VICTORIAN DOME TOP HUMP BACK CAMEL C1877
RARE ANTIQUE HALF STEAMER TRUNK VINTAGE VICTORIAN DOME TOP HUMP BACK CAMEL C1877
$895.00
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Rare antique Oak Slat Dome top Steamer Trunk 1880s
Rare antique Oak Slat Dome top Steamer Trunk 1880s
$700.00
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VINTAGE DOME TOP DOLL TRUNK
VINTAGE DOME TOP DOLL TRUNK
$150.00
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Antique Oak slat Steamer Trunk Dome top 1880s
Antique Oak slat Steamer Trunk Dome top 1880s
$700.00
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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
$214.99
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Antique Wooden Dome Top Doll Clothes Trunk
Antique Wooden Dome Top Doll Clothes Trunk
$249.99
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Restored Antique Camel Back Dome Top Steamer Trunk 1880s
Restored Antique Camel Back Dome Top Steamer Trunk 1880s
$325.00
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ANTIQUE 1870s DOME TOP STEAMER TRUNK TREASURE CHEST EMBOSSED TIN w ORIG TRAY
ANTIQUE 1870s DOME TOP STEAMER TRUNK TREASURE CHEST EMBOSSED TIN w ORIG TRAY
$129.00
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ANTIQUE PAPER over WOOD DOLL DOME TOP TRUNK w LID  TRAY PRIMITIVE CA1890s
ANTIQUE PAPER over WOOD DOLL DOME TOP TRUNK w LID TRAY PRIMITIVE CA1890s
$215.00
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Antique dome top trunk chest steamer with tray XLNT condition
Antique dome top trunk chest steamer with tray XLNT condition
$130.00
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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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