This item sold on February 13, 2013.
23" x 40½" x 13"
Burum trunks must be scarce, as a search for that label on various sites turns up nothing. Perhaps they were better known for their umbrellas.
ESTABLISHED 25 YEARS
JOHN F. BURUM
380-390 SIXTH AVENUE
BET. 23d AND 24th STS. NEW YORK
TRUNKS AND BAGS
UMBRELLAS A SPECIALTY
TEL 6379 GRAMERCY
Exterior has worn canvas (still some original green paint) between leather straps (with black lines and brass nail heads) and wood slats that terminate in cast iron corner and edge protectors. Lined with fabric (gray and white print). Bottom is tin (black paint is scratched and worn). Stenciled on each end are the initials A.H.M. (clearer/less worn on the right-hand end).
This would make a good coffee table.
Missing the leather handles (replacements can be found) and the leather straps that would have encircled the trunk. The latch will be included, but it is in the locked position, and none of my antique keys fits the lock (someone in the distant past removed the latch, so reinstalling it will require three nails). Missing two hardware edge protectors along bottom front. Has typical wear in all the usual spots, and one corner is a little loose (you see it move when the lid is lifted). Also missing the tray that would have rested on the side supports. No bad odors.
Weighs 34 pounds.
PLEASE NOTE: The shipping price indicated below is for Fedex Home Delivery (includes Declared Value insurance) to United States destinations farthest from California -- if you live closer, you'll pay less. The price includes a $10 packing fee. Any excess you pay will be refunded via Paypal. Contact me for a shipping quote to YOUR zip code. Cannot be shipped outside the continental United States.
PICK-UP TERMS: Can be picked up free from a residential address about 20 miles north of downtown San Diego, California. No COD; buyer or buyer's agent must sign receipt; call or email for appointment at least two days in advance; must be picked up within 30 days of purchase/payment clearance, or transaction will be cancelled and all or part of payment may forfeited.