Post by arlsdimples on Oct 14, 2009 16:54:33 GMT -5
I have Kit's trunk and I love it. The feel of it is extremely similar to the old steamer trunks my mother has in her basement. These may be made of wood but they certainly do not feel like it in the sense of what I consider a wooden trunk. The wooden trunks always reminded me of the wooden linen trunk my mother kept at the end of her bed. Samantha and Kits trunks reminded me of the old steamer trunks she inherited that are in her basement. They (the antiques and Sam's and Kit's) are both very sturdy and heavy. I honestly never expected them to be made of wood. For all I know the outsides are a thinner wood covered in what is supposed to be leather (faux leather) or a fabric. The inside drawers are also like the drawers inside of the antique trunks in the black hole (as my father calls it) in my parents house. Once again, I'm not an expert nor have I examined these in finite detail but I always found the representation to be accurate.
I should note, however, that my Kit's trunk has the lid attached that lifts up as opposed to coming off completely. These changes obviously occurred because of non adult collectors getting smaller fingers crunched when the lids fell down from not being propped up correctly. DD has Josefina's trunk in which the lid comes off instead of lifting. I honestly like this design better because it is easier to get in and out of. But that's just a personal opinion.