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AppraiserJM
AppraiserJM, Antiques and Collectibles Researcher
Category: Antiques
Satisfied Customers: 1710
Experience:  Certified Appraiser, Appraiser's Association of America. USPAP qualified through 2015.
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I have this trunk I would like to get answers on. It looks

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Hello I have this trunk I would like to get answers on. It looks old but not quite sure how old? It has a eagle on the front metal latch not sure what company made this? Also not sure if this would be real skin on it? And what would the worth be in something
like this? Thank you
Submitted: 12 months ago.
Category: Antiques
Expert:  AppraiserJM replied 11 months ago.

Hi, my name is*****'m a certified appraiser and I'd be happy to help.

This is a late 20th century piece, most likely made in China. The eagle hasp is a generic pattern that comes out on a lot of Chinese made pieces, or you can actually buy those hasps in bulk. The alligator also appears to be faux--I've seen this identical trunk several times before.

The value would be approximately $100.00 as a vintage item.

Sincerely,

Jennifer