Collectibles-General (Antiques)/Victorian Trunk


Angela wrote at 2014-07-29 19:45:53

According to St. Louis City directories, for James A Quirk ...

From 1866 to 1872, he was employed with B.A. Hickman & Company (aka Hickman Trunk MNFG Co) located at 309 and 311 N.3rd St, St. Louis, MO as a salesman/trunkmaker.

From 1875 to 1913, he is listed on his own as a Trunk Maker (all locations are in St. Louis, MO).

- 1875 to 1878 his business is listed at 118 Walnut

- 1881 to 1895 his business is listed at 101 S. 2nd and 1222 Olive

- 1899 to 1913 his business is listed at 114 S. 4th

Sorry I couldn't be of more help in regards to your actual trunk. Hopefully, that will give you a good starting point. :)


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I will attempt to answer questions about American antique furniture, including construction details, style, period, manufacturers, care, repair and storage. I do not have any background in appliances, musical instruments, sewing machines, trunks, lighting, clocks or children's and baby furniture and will not respond to questions about those items.


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