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A rare Jenny Lind trunk which I've named "Camilla"

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Posted 3 years ago

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randallbar…
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Although I did not win the heart of a beautiful Swedish girl named Camilla when I was younger, we shared an important friendship which has stood the test of time. And now, my work on this almost 160 year old trunk will also last, as a tribute to the strength of our friendship. The trunk was very damaged when I found it and in need of being reinforced from top to bottom. Additionally, it was covered in a faded green plastic material that had been glued directly onto the wood. Preparing this piece for refurbishing took forever and I fashioned its' outer (and inside) on pictures of other Jenny Linds which I came accross. The top houses a drop-down which allows for an upper compartment. Lots of brass and hand sewn (by me) arrow leather handles complete the re-do. Although this can never equal the beauty of my Swedish female friend, I did my best to come close.

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  1. nannah nannah, 3 years ago
    Camilla should be very proud its beautiful !
  2. PhilDavidAlexanderMorris PhilDavidAlexanderMorris, 2 years ago
    You really made "Camilla" a beauty, who would have many suitors all over again if she were for sale, magnificent restoration !~

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