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Vintage Male Doll - Additional Pictures  - Dollsin Dolls
Vintage Doll - Male  - Dollsin Dolls
Excelsior Toy Oak Slat Trunk  - Furniturein Furniture
Flat Top Toy Trunk  - Furniturein Furniture
Antique Stained Glass Window  - Art Glassin Art Glass
Toy Trunk - Full Size Slats and Hardware - Furniturein Furniture
Common Sense Metal Covered Trunk - Looking for Advice - Furniturein Furniture
Small Hat Trunk  - Furniturein Furniture
Toy - Doll Slat Trunk  - Furniturein Furniture
Antique Doll Trunk - Embossed Metal Swirl Design - Furniturein Furniture

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  1. I think this is lemon squeezer. There is a piece missing that would have sat in the bottom section, it held the lemon and had holes in it to let the juice flow out. The piece missing was white. it w...
  2. Manikin, again thank you for all of the information.
  3. Manikin, thank you so much for all of the great information. As you said he is dressed similar to the Humphrey Bogart doll. I added some additional pictures and more information about his condition ...
  4. Thanks for the love.
  5. Thank you for the love. FatBoy64 agree it doesn't look like the same trunk, with the paint gone it looks totally different.
  6. Thanks for the love
  7. Thanks for the love
  8. Thanks for the input. I've never worked on a stained glass window before. I'm more into refinishing trunks and furniture. Making repairs on this is totally a different skill set, sure I would do mo...
  9. Thanks bkb5859 - no interior. Looking at the inside it appears it never had a tray, no supports for one or holes where one would have been nailed. I'm going to leave it that way and not make one for...
  10. Wonderful job bringing this one back, I'm sure lots of hours were spent getting the paint off. It was well worth the time to restore this beautiful trunk. As trunkman said eye candy for trunk junki...
  11. Nice looking trunk, it has great hardware. I'm not an expect but I would say the red paint isn't original. Happy to see they didn't paint the wood. I have a lot of trunks and they are great place...
  12. My recommendation would be to remove the paper and refinish the wood. The paper usually comes off easily, I use a damp sponge to wet the paper and scrap it off. Let the wood dry and sand it. I use...
  13. Drill I like the one with the metal emblem that you sent me the link for. This one has the paper label on the inside manufactured by Cutter and Cutter Boston with inventors name - looks like L J Pali...
  14. Thanks Drill, this one was fun to work on.
  15. Thanks JonB
  16. Nice job getting the yellow paint off, it looks beautiful.
  17. Nice trunk that will look great restored - love the family history of the trunk. Over the years most of the interiors were destroyed so it is nice to see one that is intact. Please post pictures whe...
  18. bjb5859 - Thanks for the information I will get some brass and/or stainless steel this weekend and give it a try.
  19. Thanks Trunkman. As you said the bar is set high, it gives us something to strive for. I've learned at lot from studying some of the completed trunks on CW but I could use some hands on training fro...
  20. This will look beautiful once you get the paint off. I will never understand why people think painting a trunk is a good idea, especially a beautiful slat trunk. In this case they went overboard doi...
  21. Beautiful trunk, you can tell that a lot of hours were invested in this restore it looks amazing. I look forward to seeing the interior when it is completed.
  22. Thanks for the love everyone. bjb5859 you are right you don't see this size very often. Over the past few years I seen two on e-bay, that is where I got this one and I've seen a few at Brimfield Ant...
  23. Beautiful restoration, you can see that a lot of time went into restoring this trunk. I love the interior. Viewing trunks like this makes me strive to improve my refinishing skills. I need to work ...
  24. Drill thanks for the links. Interesting to see the ads and how much the doll trunks originally sold for.
  25. It is a footlocker the name on it is most likely the original owner. Not that familiar with footlockers so can't provide any information on age or where it was made. If you search the internet for f...
  26. JonB - I'm sure if a beautiful Martin Maier like you posted comes along I would add another large trunk to my collection, even one that is painted. I would struggle with the paint remover again if I ...
  27. Thanks for the love everyone. JonB - I try to hunt down the smaller ones with seven full size trunks (maybe more) in the house I need to be buying smaller trunks. Hat and doll trunks are what I'...
  28. Drill upon closer look at the label it is a store label Hearn located on 14th and 13th street in NY. The label stated they had trunks, satchels and bags - the largest assortment of fine goods in the ...
  29. Drill - I live in RI, being a tiny state getting anywhere within the state is quick, round trip to buy this one was only 30 minutes. I picked it up this morning which left me plenty of time to start ...
  30. Trunks are addictive. There are so many different sizes and styles you will be on the hunt for more and before you know it you have one or more in every room of your home. It is like eating potato c...
  31. Beautiful trunk. I haven't seen one this size before. most of the ones I've seen are the large barrel top ones. Understand why it is one of your favorites.
  32. Thanks Drill I used clear shellac to coat it will have to see what happens over time to the color. At some point I may have to redo it again. I have a Dremel love it for the small trunks and I have...
  33. Thanks for the love everyone. Trunkman - I might go back and use some paint stripper to get the rest of the paint off. In the pictures it really shows up, must be the reflection of the flash that ma...
  34. Looks nice, this style of trunk is one of my favorites.
  35. 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.
  36. 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.
  37. 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 ...
  38. TrunkerMarvin - thank you. I'm working on another doll trunk now it has the embossed flower - leaf design.
  39. Thanks to everyone for the love.
  40. 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...
  41. 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 ...
  42. TrunkerMarvin - thanks for the tips I will give it a try.
  43. 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...
  44. 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.
  45. 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 ...
  46. 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...
  47. 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...
  48. 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 ...
  49. 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 ...
  50. 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 ...
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