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Refinished Antique Child's Trunk @ Turtle Hasps

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Trunks526 of 878wardrobe steamer trunk OLD Treasure Chest, 7" long! Silver, Brass, Copper, and Wood with great Patina
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Posted 2 years ago

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epson233
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This is a late 1800s child's trunk -- what is so unusual with this trunk is the two hasps -- they are turtles -- the manufacturer of this trunk was located in South Carolina -- the hasps are original and did go with this trunk per the patent numbers found -- the hasps were not altered nor added -- we have never seen one since -- either in the markets or in any of the literature and research data -- Ted and I stripped it down and re did the outside and inside -- this trunk was given to my first grand daughter -- Shea Autumn -- the lock has been disarmed so Shea or little sister could not get locked inside -- hide and seek from mommy is a big game with those two

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  1. epson233 epson233, 2 years ago
    thanks sean -- hope your day went well -- fine here -- just wet & cold -- thanks for loving and commenting on her
  2. epson233 epson233, 2 years ago
    thanks mustangtony & officialfuel for the loves
  3. passion4trunks passion4trunks, 2 years ago
    The trunk is great. Love the turtles. The fabric colors are bold yet sedates. It blends the past and present perfectly.
  4. epson233 epson233, 2 years ago
    glad you love the trunk passion4trunks -- wish i could find another
  5. epson233 epson233, 2 years ago
    thanks for the loves phil --
  6. trunkman trunkman, 2 years ago
    Awesome!!!
  7. epson233 epson233, 2 years ago
    thanks trunkman -- glad you liked her -- always nice to have your feedback -- and thanks to all for the loves left on this trunk -- wishing all the members a very special coming year
  8. epson233 epson233, 2 years ago
    thanks amphora and myolkyhome for the loves
  9. trunkingforfun, 2 years ago
    I would like to know if it is possible to have something as unique as those turtles reproduced. Who does that kind of work? Those are great!
  10. epson233 epson233, 2 years ago
    well those are not reproductions and you can always find some of the turtles on ebay -- but they will not work -- waste of time & effort -- how are you coming with your lithographs

    if you would like to get in touch with me on the lithographs or other restoration work you can do the following and please delete this message after you read it

    phone 360-433-2805

    autumnlf@comcast.net
  11. trunkingforfun, 2 years ago
    Thanks I will email.The litho came off but not in one piece. Note, to self, when you think it will come off, give it another treatment before you pull...even a little. I have given it to a friend who is an artist and willing to try to piece it together and fill in the damaged spots. We'll see.
  12. epson233 epson233, 2 years ago
    hi betsy

    does not matter on the info if you can not delete
  13. trunkingforfun, 2 years ago
    Hi, autunm. Please check out my trunk, "old trunk needs help" posted today.
    thanks
  14. epson233 epson233, 2 years ago
    hi betsy -- just got your email -- will go see if i can find you crouch & fitzgerald

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