Dome top trunks
They find their origin in chests of yesteryear.
They are domed in one way or in both ways like a barrel.
A trunk needs to be protected by slats and equipped with angles and corners (metal, brass, leather, raw skin, even sometimes cardboard). Trunks can be found from around 1800, but most often they date back to the development of travels around 1850 and after.
Most of them are around 80 cm wide, 50 cm high and 50 cm deep.
Dome top drunks are seldom more than a meter high.
Curved trunk, brand : L'Hopital
Curved trunk, stripped canvas
Malle bombée toile rayée, aux env. de 1880 (anonyme)
Cette malle a été restaurée et a rejoint le cabinet de toilette
de Nap 3 au sein du musée du château de Fontainebleau.