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Painted over trunk refinished

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Furniture4724 of 6696Italian Renaissance chair?Thread talbe with spooled sides
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Posted 3 years ago


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I was driving in the rain one day and was stuck in traffic. As I waited I saw this trunk sitting in a junk pile by the road. I was painted green and red. I took some circa 1850 paint stripper and removed all the paint and then I used a rotary drill with a brush and cleaned up the tin. I really love how it came out. It now adorns my brother-in-law's home.


  1. kimjcmurphy, 3 years ago
    I posted different pics of my chest... think I have to get a "real" appraisal.
    Thanks for all your info! Looks like you have another winner
  2. trunkman trunkman, 3 years ago
    Appreciate the visit and the comments, Belling68, manikin, walksoftly, kimjcmurphy, and mikkichristmas11.
  3. Pawpaw, 3 years ago
    Awesome chest! Looks like something straight out of a movie or a game, like it belongs in the ground or the corner of a castle, or end of a dungeon.
  4. trunkman trunkman, 3 years ago
    Thanks for the imaginative placements pawpaw -- I am looking at it quite differently now -- in a way my basement is a dungeon! (my home a castle!)
  5. trunkman trunkman, 3 years ago
    Thanks for the L's eye4beauty, bruce99, Manikin, jimborasco, and Bridget.
  6. trunkman trunkman, 3 years ago
    A finished example for Amada Rogers. This trunk had been completely painted red and green.

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