A “true” camel back trunk has a lid that curves in both directions. They have a central, vertically running top slat that is higher than all the others. This design originated in Europe in the mid-1800’s. When traveling to the states by ship, camel back trunks were loaded last because they did not stack well. Therefore your possessions were not as likely to get damaged and you were the first one off when you arrived at your destination. Having a trunk such as this also signified high economic standing. Premium pieces of quarter sawn white oak are hand-selected, cut into precise dimensions, then steamed and bent into the desired shape for the lid. They are secured in forms to dry. The trunk is assembled, sanded, stained and hand-waxed to a beautiful sheen. Many hours are spent distressing and aging the wood to make it appear old and worn. It is stained a rich, dark walnut that lets the beautiful wood grain show. The rustic exterior is accented with square peg corners, completing the authentic “old time” appeal. Quality authentic reproduction hardware complements the exterior. Complete with a custom made “Zeller Lock”, genuine leather handles, slat covers and bottom guards. This trunk is lined with a beautiful tapestry of golds, browns and black. Slatted wood bottom and two hump trays. A special added feature is 6 hidden compartments. Handcrafted excellence! Signed and dated by the artist, Chuck Zeller. Standard Dimensions: 48″ Length 23″ Height 20″ Width.