I have a trunk at the foot of my bed but I don't keep linen in it. It is the repository for family photos (the ones from the old days that were sent off the Kodak for printing) and for special momentos like my wedding garter and my husbands trophies.
The trunk isn't anything special to look at but I have a strong sentimental attachment to it. It is woven from plastic with a vinyl padded lid you can sit on and started life as my glory box which I think is a bit of an old fashioned concept now. I saved embroidered table cloths, linen, and blankets just like my mother before me. Do young girls do this any more?