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Singer treadle sewing machine - Sewingin Sewing
Jenny Lind hand trunk or valise - Furniturein Furniture
Old leather suitcase - Bagsin Bags
Leather box, chest? - Furniturein Furniture
Cloth doll couple - Dollsin Dolls
Refinished hump back trunk - Furniturein Furniture
Leather-covered Jenny Lind - Furniturein Furniture
Dresser trunk - Furniturein Furniture
Jenny Lind doll trunk - Furniturein Furniture
Civil War Era trunk? - Furniturein Furniture


  1. Very cool! Lucky to find inside of a trunk. I see spats from time to time but I'm not willing to pay what they are asking for them.
  2. Love it! Great find.
  3. Another great trunk! You have all the luck!
  4. Thanks jscott. I had looked on eBay but hadn't been able to find it. You're right. It does look a lot like mine. I wish mine had been covered in leather and still only cost $10!!
  5. Thanks Phil and jscott. My husband helped a lot! It was a team project.
  6. I have almost the identical machine and cabinet that I bought at an estate sale this summer. My middle drawer is slightly different. My husband and I restored it. I will post it later. These are great...
  7. Thanks Jewels!
  8. This was my first trunk, jscott. I have mostly restored the outside of it but had a paint problem that I'm going to have to work on at some point.
  9. That is neat that she wrote her name in it, jscott. I ended up giving this one to my mom. At least I get to visit it occasionally.
  10. Thanks jscott. I'll have to take a look on eBay. I have since finished restoring this one but never posted the finished product. Fixing the termite damage was a real challenge but it came out pretty w...
  11. Thanks jscott. It took a ton of time but it looks great sitting at the foot of my bed now.
  12. Thanks Scott!! That's even better that he has Indian artifacts. I have some Indian baskets and pottery myself. Sounds like an interesting man. I'll try to get in touch with him after the holidays.
  13. jscott0363 I talked to him on the phone a couple of years ago and kept meaning to go over there but never did. I probably wouldn't buy anything else right now because my house is full! I would like to...
  14. Wow! This is very cool. I've never seen a trunk like this.
  15. Another beautiful trunk. I haven't seen a domed top Jenny Lind either.
  16. You really did great work on this. It's beautiful!
  17. Thanks drill, trunkman and jscott0363. Hey jscott0363, is your cousin the man who has a trunk restoring business just down the road from Maker's Mark?
  18. Thanks jscott0363! Yes, I'm in Bardstown. It's a small world.
  19. Another beautiful find. I don't know how you do it! Love it!
  20. Looks great! You did beautiful work!
  21. Nice photo! Looks like it's in really good condition which the daguerrotype often aren't.
  22. Impressive collection!
  23. Hi etgohome, I have not been able to get a better age on this trunk. I would say that it is a little later than the Civil War era. I do think that it is no later than the 1880s. The inside of mine did...
  24. Thanks for the post. Interesting reading!
  25. Thanks for the love, trunkman and manikin and the comment trunkingforfun. I found out from Jim at HMS Trunks that this is a bellows suitcase from the early 1900s. This was the first one that I've seen.
  26. Beautiful work, once again. I've had to paint metal a few times, too. Many times that's about the only choice to truly preserve it.
  27. Great work as usual, Trunkman!
  28. Love it! This gives me some ideas for my collection.
  29. Impressive! What a beautiful job. It would have taken me that long, too.
  30. Thanks again, Jim. I really appreciate your expertise. You're right. That's definitely what my case is. And you were right about it being fiber board, too. I thought that it was leather that had hard...
  31. Thanks for information, Jim. I appreciate your help with this. I will check out your catalogs.
  32. Great job! I own some metal trunks. They are a lot of work. You did an excellent job!
  33. Beautiful! Love the brass studs.
  34. Beautiful! Love the interior.
  35. Very unique trunk. Never seen one like it. Beautiful!
  36. I absolutely think it's worth restoring. It shouldn't take a lot of money to do it. It looks like it's in pretty good shape. I like the alligator skin pattern on the embossed tin and love the lithogra...
  37. Beautiful trunk!
  38. It's in such good shape that I'm not going to do anything to it. I just cleaned it up and it looks pretty good.
  39. Wow! What a beauty! Wish they would have left it in Kentucky and that I could have been the one who found it and bought. Beautiful restoration job, too!
  40. Love it! I think these are very cool. A doctor's bag is on my radar but I haven't found the one that I want just yet. This is a great find!
  41. Nice trunk! Love the lithograph!
  42. Neat little chest. Love the lithograph.
  43. Very cool old trunk. I have never seen one like it in person. Great find! I'm jealous!
  44. Gorgeous! You did a beautiful job!
  45. Beautiful trunk! I would love to see photos of the inside of the trunk. I also have never seen one like it. There is no doubt that it is a high end trunk. I assume the previous owner must have had it ...
  46. Thanks for the kind words, everdayssaturday. It was definitely a work of love.
  47. Nice trunk! It would be beautiful restored. I can't tell from the photos what the outside is covered in? The inside is particularly nice and it's unusual to find one in such good condition. It would b...
  48. Beautiful trunk! Great job of restoring it.
  49. Great trunk! I particularly love the inside tray. You don't see them like that very often. This is a wonderful family heirloom.
  50. Nice old trunk. The inside of the lid looks great. I agree with trunkingforfun that it would be nice if you could leave it and preserve with shellac. Good luck!
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