Domed Trunk by Insall

Domed Trunk by Insall


A leather on pine or deal Domed Top Trunk by George Insall of 19 St. Augustine's Parade, Bristol.

The trunk is covered with brass domed headed trunks both for strength and protection as well as decoration. It is also clad in tin straps to further strengthen. The trunk has iron carrying handles and the initials 'G.W' in studs to the top. It has a hasp lock with the brass escutcheon cover stamped patent with a crown. The interior is lined in paper over printed with blue stars. Insall's label is to the centre of the lid interior. It gives the earlier name of G. Insall used between 1829 and 1856 and lists the various different types of trunks they could supply. Insall were good West Country makers and more can be read on their history on our website.

The trunk is well made with the wooden boards close to an inch in thickness. The leather to the tops over hangs the join with the main body of the trunk to waterproof the join. The purpose of a domed top is so that water easily runs off it when strapped to the top of a coach and belies its earlier age. Circa 1835.


Height 33.01 cm / 13 "
Width 63.48 cm / 25 "
Depth 35.55 cm / 14 "

Circa 1835


Leather on Softwood




Insall Label


Antique Trunk

Furnishing The Empire

May have originally have had a leather lock cover.