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Steel or aluminium metal trunks are also very durable, and are generally built with wheels. They are lightweight, easy to move around and long-lasting. These can also be painted to match the room dcor. Cane storage chests are also available, but these are generally purchased as part of an entire furniture set made of cane. Wooden and metal trunks are now being built with outer trimmings such as decorative handles, panels, antique look locks and copper hinges and handles.
During the 1600's and 1700's Pennsylvania had a high influx of European people looking to establish their own communities with all of the much desired freedom and rights that were denied to them in their own countries. William Penn, who owned the Province Of Pennsylvania, which later became the State of Pennsylvania, allowed all of the people who settled there freedom of religious practice.
The groups of people known as the fancy people would have been the ones that made blanket chests with inlay designs. The plain people rarely added embellishments of any type to hope chests, their homes or their clothing which is why they were referred to as the plain people. The fancy people not only added inlay to their wooden blanket chests, they also liked fully painted designs which had specific meanings for individual families.
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