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Posted 2 years ago

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This was given to me my a lady who said,"I was a real hippie in the 1960's. I did all the good and bad things that were happening in San Francisco. There is only one thing I regret and that is, painting my trunk. It look good back then, but not so much now."

She did not remember where she got the trunk. So that's where her story ends and a new one began when she gave me her trunk.

dimensions
L - 28" from outside hardware
H - 26" from floor to top of dome
W - 16" from outside hardware

Not sure of the age around 1890 any suggestions on how to fix this baby would be welcome.

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  1. trunkman trunkman, 2 years ago
    Lovely dome top trunk -- the silver paint is old enough to suit the trunk. A little bit of carefully placed paint stripper on the slat clamps taken off with steel wool will clean it up. If you want to take all the paint off then it is the same process, but messy and a major job.
  2. blunderbuss2 blunderbuss2, 2 years ago
    T-Mon to the rescue, - again!
  3. trunkingforfun, 1 year ago
    Glad it is in yours hands for some TLC and new life. It is a rescue for sure. Good luck. What are you going to do with the lithograph?
  4. passion4trunks passion4trunks, 1 year ago
    Trunkman, you were right of course, about the paint stripper and steel wool. Steel wool particles fly everywhere. . but leave a nice finish,

    Thank you for the love also.
  5. passion4trunks passion4trunks, 1 year ago
    BELLIN68, trunkingforfun, mtg75, myoldkyhome, walksoftly, officialfuel, and blunderbuss2, Thank you for the love.
  6. tom61375 tom61375, 11 months ago
    If she mentioned Haight & Ashbury I can see what made her paint it. Still a beautiful piece! =)
  7. tom61375 tom61375, 11 months ago
    Especially love the alligator skin. If you are planning to remove the paint, I would talk to a professional trunk restorer first. An alligator skin trunk from the 1880's like yours was own by only the wealthy. Yours is a gem! =)
  8. tom61375 tom61375, 11 months ago
    Are there wheels (cylindrical rollers) on the bottom?
  9. tom61375 tom61375, 11 months ago
    Youtube has a bunch of videos on antique trunk restoration. We restoring ours with the pointers from the videos. We bought an antique trunk restoration & parts book off of amazon, it's pretty helpful.

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