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Montreal Canada

I have enjoyed collecting various items over the years. Most of the things i have aquired have come by chance, as picks or as gifts or finds. Little by little they gI have enjoyed collecting various items over the years. Most of the things i have aquired have come by chance, as picks or as gifts or finds. Little by little they get added to and begin to form a grouping. As you may have noticed, one of my main interests is trunks. Trunk collecting began 25 years ago when I noticed an old trunk teetering on the top of a big item garbage truck. I followed the truck for six blocks until I could finally get alongside of it and flag it down. I asked if I could have the trunk and he said for the price of a cup of coffee it was mine, so I gave him a dollar and gleefully came home and cleaned it up. I have rescued over 15 trunks since then and have recently started to augment my collection through specific purchases, trying to get one of each type that I like. I will post them from time to time. What a great forum this is! (Read more)


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My Basement Trunk Collection - Furniturein Furniture
Daguerrotype family photo - Photographsin Photographs
Albert Einstein's Trunk -- no provenance - Furniturein Furniture
Rare 7 Slat Cross-Slat Trunk - Furniturein Furniture
1880's Antique Trunk Brass Overlay - Furniturein Furniture
Antique Trunk Painted Black Refinished Circa 1880's - Furniturein Furniture
How to Hoard Trunks - Furniturein Furniture
1880's Project Trunk - Furniturein Furniture
Late 50's French Trunk - Furniturein Furniture
Antique Trunk Rare Front Opening - Furniturein Furniture


  1. I have one similar -- made of olive wood... the cat licked it continually... circa late 1970's tourist purchase.
  2. I always tell myself that I am doing it for myself.. the way I like it and how I want it to look... I give a piece my authenticity...
  3. Unfortunately the hardware on your trunk is not high quality so the coating tends to wear off over time and there is not much that can be done about it. If the metal banding is torn very hard to fix ...
  4. très drôle kyrantango :) ...
  5. Merci paris1925 -- great museum -- thanks for the link... spent most of my time drooling over the trunks they have... :)
  6. Sure Jewels -- this one was directly imported from France and I believe it to be circa 1775 - 1825. The locks are both hand forged and if you look closely you will notice they are a different size. Th...
  7. Thanks for the love kyratango...
  8. "Like a gathering of old friends" -- ohh I love that comment... thanks for all the great comments and yes I do have a stamp collection but there are too many to post LOL!!
  9. Thanks kyrantango -- looks like some kind of stuffed animal doll thingy -- eyes are popping out at the far right corner... maybe...
  10. Awesome piece -- love it!!
  11. Lovely work and great acquisition Mani -- isn't great when you find that perfect piece -- or pieces in your case LOL. (although there was no LOL when you opened the package -- more like WT....) :) Why...
  12. They all had lithographs as simple decorations... and yes early 1900's trunk.. fairly rough shape, missing slats etc. as you know -- big project, good luck and welcome to collectors weekly!
  13. Nice old trunk -- not familiar with veneer -- Bad news is the warranty has run out -- quick cheap fix is to stain the wood underneath for a close match -- who's to know? Veneer trunks are rare in my ...
  14. Get it -- east meets west on this one. Love seeing the old trunks which are new in the old photos....
  15. Scottvez I appreciate the comment -- have no idea what you are hinting about..LOL! (mind gets a little muddled on a Sunday morning)
  16. Super cool find Jewels!!!!!
  17. Uh.... that's not a hat eye -- just something I pulled out of my basement drain..... don't know if I really want to wear it.... just letting it dry for now... not sure what it is\was.... screamed a lo...
  18. Thank you all for the very encouraging comments.... I appreciate all of you and your continued supportive presence on CW!!!!
  19. Actually walksoftly I held back two on this shot!!!
  20. Thanks walksoftly for the nice comment...
  21. Thanks so much scottvez ... appreciate your expertise and input.
  22. You are going dressed up as a bowl for halloween? Like to see that....
  23. So --- where the heck is the candy!!!!????
  24. What a fascinating journey -- as a causal observer I found this dialogue and research riveting! Kudos to PatSea for her marvelous research and passion on the subject. As a person who also loves trunk...
  25. Thanks PatSea , myoldkyhome , TheGateKeeper, walksoftly, blunderbuss2
  26. JIMMY!!!????
  27. Thanks ho2cultcha for the love...
  28. Thanks valentino97. Virginia.vintage, PatSea, miKKoChristmas11, Manikin and packrat-place
  29. Here is a link on this site that has some info on how to proceed. ask questions after reading this.... and good ...
  30. Great deal for $10 -- I refinish these sometimes and sell them for $150.00.. so you did well!
  31. Thanks for the love PatSea, tom and Elizabethan...
  32. Nice old trunk. I use dryer sheets to help mask oder -- that and keeping it open for a while in the sun preferably. You could also give the interior a wipe down with 10% beach and water mix. (bleach ...
  33. Merci PatSea -- (kinda rhymes) for the love..
  34. Thank you surfdud66 and PatSea for the love...
  35. Obrigado PatSea for the love...
  36. Thanks PatSea for the love...
  37. Thanks Phil and PatSea...
  38. Ha -- just realized I found the elusive Bass..... only took two years...
  39. Okay Drill -- time for me to start stacking -- will post a pic of my basement level trunk collection soon...
  40. Thanks Phil for the love...
  41. Lovely little piece and I have a love for owls so double bonus. Hand held trunks are cool... could put my lunch in it...
  42. Missed this one Drill... fabulous restoration with so many materials to work!!
  43. Thanks mikelv85, Drill, Radegunder, PatSea and Jewels for the love...
  44. Thanks Jewels -- and scottvez for the nice comments... Einstein would have figured Twain out.... eventually.... given enough time and space...
  45. Well here goes a guess -- possible wine box, one side filled with straw and wine bottle and the other four glasses -- and if it is not that well it should be. It is a very nice box with a great latch ...
  46. Imagine a funny comment here if you don't mind... I am a little tired today... nice collection eye!
  47. Marvelous piece Phil....
  48. Looks like an early 1900's trunk. Without a label hard to know who made it as there were many makers at the time. Good refinishing project trunk!
  49. Oh I just saw the pic of the sissy guy -- what a laugh and soooo clever... thanks for the post and the trunk is a great find. As you can see we are very passionate about our trunks and there is so muc...
  50. Thanks eye and Sean for the love...
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