trunkman

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! Happy to talk trunks and cabbages and kings.... basic23skidoo@hotmail.com (Read more)

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1880's refinished cross-slat antique trunk - Furniturein Furniture
Antique Document Box 1810-1830's - Furniturein Furniture
Excelsior Oak Slat Trunk Restored - Furniturein Furniture
Excelsior Oak Slat Trunk Painted - Furniturein Furniture
Antique Leather Trunk 1880's - Furniturein Furniture
Clinton Wall Trunk (small) - Furniturein Furniture
Antique Dresser trunk Kuntzendorf details - Furniturein Furniture
Antique Dresser Theatrical Trunk Kuntzendorf 1901 - Furniturein Furniture
1875 Antique Trunk - Furniturein Furniture
Jenny Lind Refinished - Furniturein Furniture

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  1. Such a beautiful trunk Marvin.... and the feel of it fits my bevel top. This one is going to look fabulous refinished. So a new maker of oak slat trunks on the list -- apart from the ones we know of ...
  2. Marvin -- thanks again for your feedback on this. It is great to try to do some sleuthing on these types of trunks given the amount of skill required to make them as well as their rarity. Unless someo...
  3. Funny to see a can walking in the woods isn't it? LOL -- love it...
  4. Drill -- Marvin has given me some great info on this trunk -- any thoughts from you as to who would have made it?
  5. and here I thought your camera fell off your deck rail... chalk a smile up on my front my friend...
  6. Even with the issues at hand.... it is still a nice chest and a deal at that price! When a price is low like that I'd jump first too... and have come to think of it... A lick of natural stain would re...
  7. What a great trunk!
  8. This is a standard style flat-top trunk made around 1900. Fabulous to have a trunk label as most often that is not the case. Yours appears to be in nice original condition... congrats on the find!
  9. Trunkingforfun... well i do not know if anyone would recommend how I did it for this piece... the leather was so brittle I first applied a lot of mink oil. Did not seem to work so well so I took a dra...
  10. You have lovely flat-top trunk from around the early 1900's. It is a standard form and design that was quite popular in this time period. There were many makers of this type of trunk so without a labe...
  11. Thanks Trey for the love....
  12. Thanks for the love bladerunner22....
  13. Thanks BB2, Big-Zingo, myoldkyhome, walksoftly, jscott0363, fortapache, kerry10456, mikelv85 and KathyKay for the love...
  14. Thanks kerry and jscott for the encouraging comments! Seems I learn a little something new from each project....
  15. Ah yes... education opens many a door...
  16. Thanks bjb5859 and aghcollect for the love...
  17. Thanks officialfuel for the love...
  18. Thanks so much Signaholic -- (should change my moniker to trunkaholic) -- looking forward to seeing your results!
  19. I just posted mine for you to have a look for comparison... http://www.collectorsweekly.com/stories/165991-1880s-refinished-cross-slat-antique-tru?in=activity Hope this helps...
  20. I have one almost identical... with a few variations... that has been refinished. I will post it today so you can see how lovely they are when redone. Jim has given you great info...
  21. Lovely document box.... I would date this well before 1873 -- more like 1820's to 1840's. Picture as you know is a bit too small to zoom in to know more. What does the plaque say?
  22. Thanks so much for the info -- I have never heard mention of them before -- judging by this example they made high end pieces... is there something about their trunks that set them apart or that I cou...
  23. Fabulous! -- okay -- what is a BB+B trunk? I have never seen the hardware shined up so beautifully.... perhaps the ones I pick up are further gone and more pitted. Such a lovely piece...
  24. You were asking about getting the tin to shine -- I use a wire brush on a drill bit to take off the rust and shine the tin -- you have to be careful not to gouge the wood though...
  25. If your drawer is any indication this is going to look fantastic!! Nice choice of stain -- I always find it hard to select and have to redo a few times... looking forward to seeing the finished produ...
  26. Such a great example Manikin... those pattern packages bring back a lot of memories...
  27. Thanks Jewels.... appreciate the love...
  28. That is a really awesome decanter eye -- keep away from kitty....
  29. Thanks so much gundy....
  30. You have a lovely 1890's to turn of the century trunk. It is not a "steamer trunk" per se as those are the half size trunks -- although most of the time any size trunk is referred to as a steamer trun...
  31. Thanks so much kerry10456.... best rating I have received yet!
  32. Looks great -- love the red accent....
  33. Kyratango ... thanks for the love..
  34. Kyratango -- thanks for the love... merci beaucoup mon ami...
  35. Thank you so much postcardcollector -- (love your collection by the way!)
  36. FABULOUS-- what a fantastic display... there is a beauty in this.... inspiring to see them all together.
  37. I also see a trunk hiding out back there.... you holding out on us??
  38. Well I do like some junk too.... :)
  39. A beautiful piece -- and a great restoration to it!
  40. Well that would shoot the cr_p out of someone now wouldn't it?
  41. I know exactly what you mean.... I posted a trunk I thought was labeled as an Italian rifle box only to be informed that the word on the box was similar to rifle but actually meant laxative! Oh boy di...
  42. Thanks Sean -- always appreciate your comments...
  43. Thanks so much lndrozdenko and bjb5859 for the love...
  44. Thanks so much pajrr for the info and post and kerry1056 for further clarification... "The divide between ignorance and knowledge can breached with something as innocuous as a simple question" -- Tr...
  45. Please fill me in a bit more of what this is -- what is a "switch key" and how old are you saying it is? Thanks...
  46. Very nicely done -- inside and out! I would not have passed this up either....
  47. It is most likely plywood underneath -- so no sense stripping the paint off - (unless you can tell that it is pine) -- so cleaning the piece nicely and if you want a bit of a shine to it you could var...
  48. You do marvelous work with your trunks.... stunning results!
  49. You are welcome -- and the trunk is in very nice restored shape -- no "ruining" on this -- tell you husband that he is welcome to "ruin" one of my trunks if this is how he does it! I love the look fee...
  50. A very lovely Jenny Lind "bread-loaf" style trunk. It is unusual to see wood slats running across the top of these. Jenny Lind was a Swedish opera singer who toured the US . "In 1850, Lind went to Ame...
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