RESERVED for Jaeveebee - 1920s Dependo Wardrobe Trunk, Steamer Trunk, Large Trunk, Up-Cycled Bookcase, Corner Bookshelf, Side Table

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This circa 1920s "Dependo" wardrobe trunk was made by the Independent Trunk & Bag Co. of Petersburg, Virginia. The trunk measures 40" X 22" X 21" and is built like a tank--with a solid wood frame and 3/8" thick plywood covered with vulcanized fiber on the exterior. The edges and corners are protected by riveted steel. It stands on end to open with two equal sized sides hinging out. The left side top also hinges up. This old wardrobe trunk originally had drawers (not included) on one side while the other side was used for hanging dresses, suits and trousers on wide wooden hangers (not included). The original drawers and hangers are long gone but it still has its original hanger bars that slide out. The boards that supported the drawers on the right side are 9" deep and would make great book or curio shelves. It also still has its original leather handle one one end. At some point in its life, the exterior was been painted black and the interior was painted over with pink paint. We freshened the interior up with cream white paint and then lined it with vintage maps for a fun, travel themed look. The left side can still be used for hanging clothes however you'll need to track down some of the original two-hook wooden hangers in order to use the bars. The shelf on the left side is 8/5" deep and is removable should you want to hang clothes there. It's travel days may be over but this large trunk lots of life left in it. Open it up for a unique corner bookshelf or room divider or close it up, lay it on its side and use it as a side table or TV stand with loads of storage inside. It would also make a fun piece for a glamping tent.

This old trunk is structurally sound but has some distressing including travel scuffs/scars to the exterior including cuts and scratches to the exterior fiber covering and a a few nicks to the wood underneath. All the latches work and the truck shuts tight. The original locking latch has been disabled. The leather handle is distressed but still firmly attached. The metal hardware has some rust and pitting. As mentioned above the interior has been recently painted and lined with maps which have are glued in place with Mod Podge. There is also some pink paint splashes from previous painting on some of the interior metal hardware. It is free of mold or foul odors.

Flat shipping rate of $99.95 to anywhere in the lower 48 USA states only. It will ship via FedEx Ground so please provide a physical shipping address if different than your mailing address (no PO Boxes).

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Shipping from United States

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We take great care in packing items but on rare occasions an item can be damaged in shipping. All items shipped within the USA are automatically insured against damage. If your item arrives damaged contact us within 5 days from the delivery date so we can process a claim/refund.

We are not responsible for items delivered to your home or business that are lost or stolen after delivery has been confirmed. If you would like us to require a signature upon delivery, please let us know prior to ordering and we will add that option for a nominal cost.

We offer combined shipping discounts on most items (see shipping costs on each item). Please note that Etsy handles combined discounts this way: You pay full listed shipping cost on the item with the most expensive shipping cost and then the combined shipping discount applies to additional items (of lesser shipping costs) on your order.

We are happy to ship internationally on most items but realize that heavy and/or bulky items will be very expensive to ship so we may note on an item that international shipping is not available.The most cost-effective means for shipping internationally is by U.S. Postal Service (either First Class or Priority International mail) but tracking is often unavailable for items sent this way. International delivery times vary from country to country. An item may take anywhere from 7 to 30 days and occasionally longer and depends upon customs or local delivery delays. We have shipped many items all over the globe with very few problems, but items can get lost or stolen along the way. Should an item be lost in the mail, we will provide you with a copy of the U.S Customs form which is proof that we sent the item. The international buyer will be responsible for contacting their own country's customs/mail officials to trace a lost item's whereabouts. WE CANNOT GUARANTEE DELIVERY OF ITEMS SHIPPED OUTSIDE THE U.S.A.

Also note that the international buyer is responsible for any duty or customs fees charged by your country.

Returns & Exchanges

I gladly accept returns and exchanges

Just contact me within: 14 days of delivery

Ship items back to me within: 21 days of delivery

I don't accept cancellations

But please contact me if you have any problems with your order.

The following items can't be returned or exchanged

Because of the nature of these items, unless they arrive damaged or defective, I can't accept returns for:

  • Custom or personalized orders
  • Perishable products (like food or flowers)
  • Digital downloads
  • Intimate items (for health/hygiene reasons)

Returns and exchange details

At the Leaping Lemming, We like happy customers! Upon receipt of your purchased item, check for any shipping damage and Convo or email us ASAP if there is shipping damage or other issues.

We accept returns on items within 14 days of receipt. If you are returning an item for whatever reason, contact us within 14 days to arrange for a return. Once we receive the item back in good condition, a full refund (less original shipping cost) will be issued to you. Buyer is responsible for return shipping charges and original shipping charges unless we deem that an item was not as described. Returned items must be in original condition with all original parts and be packed well for damage-free shipping.

NOTE- We try and describe items as if we were the buyer so carefully read all item descriptions. Most returns can be avoided if you read sizes, descriptions, etc. carefully and Convo us with any questions you might have prior to purchasing.


The vintage items we sell are over 20 years old (some are much older) and are sold "as is." We do not imply any warranty beyond the 14 day return policy described above. This means that if an item breaks or ceases to function after 14 days of receipt no refund or return option is available.

Some large/bulky furniture items may come to you partially disassembled to keep your shipping costs down and we will state that on the item description. The buyer is responsible for correctly reassembling an item. If you have any questions about reassembly or are not certain that you have reassembled properly, please contact us prior to using the item. If you would prefer to have an item sent to you fully assembled--contact us prior to purchasing so that we can provide a shipping cost for a fully assembled piece. Note- some items may not be available for shipping if they are not partially disassembled. Fully assembled pieces are always available for local pick-up.

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