Rare Pair of Military Leather Mule Trunks C1900
Stunning pair of Mule Trunks, very hard to find a pair of circa 1900 – 1940’s English, Mule or Camel military trunks, originally carried on each side of the mule or camel for the transport of uniforms and boots.
Beautiful colour and patina. Is is rare to find a proper pair, retaining their original leather, iron loops and linen lining.
Mule Trunks were popular items of luggage for soldiers and their regular shape and flat top makes them still practical today. The design is typical with pine sledge fit and a tin base to waterproof against wet ground. These trunks have a wooden bar to the top, where it hinges, a lock fitting to take a padlock and they are lined in linen.
The wooden bar is stamped CA1940 on the first trunk which may refer to a date but more likely to be a reference number. The second trunk still retains its iron loops which were used to attach these trunks to the Mule.
These trunks would make amazing coffee tables or used for bedding boxes at the end of a bed, being this versatile these can be used for any kind of storage and would not look out of place in any home, or as a fantastic shop display piece.
These Trunks can be sold separately on request.
- H 45cm x W 70cm x D 44cm
- Price does not include postage & packaging