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Small Doll Size Embossed Metal Trunk  - Furniturein Furniture
Doll and Small Trunk Collection - Furniturein Furniture
Doll Trunk Alligator Pattern Metal Covering - Furniturein Furniture
Small Slat Trunk - Doll Trunk  - Furniturein Furniture
Restored Doll Trunk  - Furniturein Furniture
Small Trunk  Restored  - Furniturein Furniture
Restored Dome Top Trunk - Furniturein Furniture
Large Leather Covered Trunk  - Need Restoration Advice - Furniturein Furniture
Small Trunk Refinished  - Furniturein Furniture
Large Trunk Embossed Metal   - Furniturein Furniture

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  1. Thanks TrunkerMarvin and Drill for the advice. I have to get to the paint store and pick out the colors then I will give this a try.
  2. Thanks for the vote of confidence. I'm hoping it will come out nice but being new to the paint method required to get the two colors done I'm a little unsure.
  3. Thank you, agree the small trunks are hard to find. Years of being played with destroyed them, also I believe there were fewer made versus the full size versions. Most people didn't have the money ...
  4. TrunkerMarvin - thank you. I'm working on another doll trunk now it has the embossed flower - leaf design.
  5. Thanks to everyone for the love.
  6. I posted a picture of the exterior completed, one shows the lock head on. In the before pictures the lock looked misaligned but in the head on view you can tell that is the way it is designed. The l...
  7. Drill, thanks for the advice. I have a trunk that I will be working on soon, I will use the tips from both you and TrunkerMarvin to see if I can save the original lithograph. I find that people on ...
  8. TrunkerMarvin - thanks for the tips I will give it a try.
  9. Beautiful trunk. I agree doll trunks and hat trunks are a great way to add to a trunk collection when space is becoming an issue. Recent adds, to my growing trunk collection, have been doll size one...
  10. Thanks to Jim at hmsantiquetrunks.com I have a reproduction leather piece for over the lock with Excelsior and the patent date, looks just like the original would have.
  11. I would guess it is tin, the trunk has the original finish on it which is a brown color. In places the finish is worn exposing the metal. The metal has a shine to it similar to the other doll trunk ...
  12. Thanks Drill, for the full size one Marvin had recommended reaching out to Jim. I have a full size Excelsior that I plan on refinishing this summer so need to hunt down one for the full size and my d...
  13. FatBoy64 I just posted some of the smaller trunks that I have so the trunk junkies on this site can get their fix for the day. I know how the trunk addiction feels, I've had it for years. I really e...
  14. Hi - I posted a similar trunk a few weeks ago that I refinished. Like yours it had the material over the wood and needed to be cleaned up. I have the before and after pictures so you can judge what ...
  15. Drill, thanks for the picture agree it would look nice in the interior. Plan on working on a tray as soon as the weather improves, no heat in the workshop with temps in the single digits not working ...
  16. It looks like someone started working on this one but never finished it. It appears they removed the original covering, refinished the wood and started to paint the metal hardware. They painted the ...
  17. Beautiful trunk, love the interior tell your mom nice job. I have a Clinton wall trunk in my storage area that is next in line to work on when the snow goes away and temperatures get out of the sing...
  18. Thanks for the advice Drill. I will get some leather and give it a try. I purchased the conditioner Marvin recommended once that is done I will try and replace one piece of leather to see how it goe...
  19. This looks beautiful, great job.
  20. Beautiful trunk, I can understand why this is at the top of the list of favorite trunks.
  21. Trunkman - I've seen your trunks they look great they are not the work of a hack. Like you recommended I might take some off the back use that on the top so the leather looks the same and place new l...
  22. Marvin, thanks for the advice I will get some of the conditioner that you recommended. Once I clean up the leather I will decide if I want to remove the torn sections then stain the wood or replace t...
  23. Beautiful trunk, I can't wait to see how it looks when you finish restoring it.
  24. TrunkerMarvin I would love some detailed pictures of your restored mini slat trunks. I plan on restoring this one, I started on it but could use pictures of a completed one. The tray is missing in thi...
  25. Beautiful trunk, you have done an amazing job of restoring this. Love the faux finish it looks great.
  26. Hi FatBoy64 - the metal was in nice condition very little rust, it had a lot of the original paint/finish intact. I used steel wool to clean up the rust spots. I coated the metal with the same finis...
  27. Lovely story and beautiful trunk. You are a gifted story teller, I loved reading about the trunk run. I can't wait to see pictures of the trunk when it's done. Dogs are man's best friend, work on ...
  28. Thanks TrunkerMarvin I love the trunk and will keep this one in my collection and pass on to my daughter someday. I haven't done anything to it yet. I had lots of small projects to work on over the ...
  29. Thanks - can't take full credit for the idea. About 20 years ago my mom ran an antique shop, she would make all sorts of items out of worn out or damaged items she would find. That is where I got th...
  30. These are well worth the work to restore. I found one in bad shape at a flea market and took the time to restore it. Mine was missing the hinges, some of the banding towards the bottom was rusted ou...
  31. Thanks for the post - it doesn't look like it was cut down but it is very odd to be this small. You couldn't store much in it but as stated maybe it was for one person who lived in a small area. I l...
  32. Jim thanks I would love to chat with you and get advice on fixing up this trunk. I've seen your work, it is amazing what you do to restore these pieces of history. I will give you a call for some ti...
  33. Drill thanks for the information. I have seen these from time to time on e-bay they are hard to find, not to many out there.
  34. Beautiful job restoring the trunk. I don't have one of these in my collection still on the hunt for one - the thrill of the hunt is what keeps us going.
  35. Hi Vintagefran - My mother was in the antique business for years so I learned a lot from her when I was younger. I just started refinishing trunks and furniture again - kids are grown so have more ti...
  36. I used fine steel wool to clear the heavy dirt from the brass and used Never Dull to get the shine. I had an old trunk that was beyond repair I used the hinges from that one for this one. Just have...
  37. trunkman thanks for the info - I didn't know there were Jenny Lind style suitcases. As you suggested I'm going to try and clean it up rather than refinish it. When I get it done I will update the po...
  38. Hi - added a picture that shows the trunk from the side when it is opened. I lifts from the front near the bottom of the trunk, it rests on top of the other section when opened. I'm restoring for my...
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