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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Restored 1880's Trunk Leather Covered Trunk - Furniturein Furniture
My Next Project -- Bride's Trunk? - Furniturein Furniture
Garbage Collection Living Room - Furniturein Furniture
Fuller  Colorado Flat Top - Furniturein Furniture
BB2 Craftsman's Trunk Replica 1820's - Furniturein Furniture
Coffre Grande Magazine de Louvre - Furniturein Furniture
True Cross Slat trunk 1880's - Furniturein Furniture
Limoges Cat Plate - China and Dinnerwarein China and Dinnerw…
Louis Vuitton Antique Trunk - Furniturein Furniture
My Basement Trunk Collection - Furniturein Furniture

Comments

  1. A very lovely 1920's era trunk. The covering is vulcanized fiber -- tough and durable. Beautiful big oversized latches with guides and two other guides at the front. It is a standard type of flat-top ...
  2. FunDave... a picture will help identify age, style and type of trunk. Post a few photos and I and others will help you out. Love the Al Camino by the way...
  3. This is a really neat piece eye... love it... (I wish there was some method on this site to formally indicate this sentiment)
  4. Looks like a trunk made around 1930's to 40's. The Fournier company still exists in Montreal now making suitcases etc. This one is most likely covered in vulcanized fiber. I actually have one of their...
  5. Lovely piece you found KathyKay -- I love the proportions and the nice slats on this one -- great find!
  6. Fabulous collection!!!
  7. Did not get a chance to comment -- another wonderful hat trunk!! I realized that this type/style of trunk is not in my collection so I have a line on what looks like a French one I will see tomorrow....
  8. Clearly the hand of a master craftsman... what a beautiful trunk Marvin.... top of the pecking order of trunks!!!!
  9. Thank for the comment Trey -- much appreciated.
  10. KathyKay my last post shows a very similar trunk and I took an alternative shortcut route -- I took off two pieces from the back and refitted them to the top -- who looks at the back anyway? As Marvin...
  11. Marvin I would love a copy of a page with this size trunk -- actually this is the smallest I have seen. Can you scan the page and email it to me? Many thanks..
  12. A lovely piece of art deco....
  13. This is such a fabulous trunk -- still drooling with Drill -- to replace the center lid -- I took one of my side pieces in and had it coloured photocopied for a buck or two and then simply white glue...
  14. Senor_trunk -- I emailed you a thanks when I received it -- IT ABSOLUTELY WORKED!!!!!What a fantastic moment that was to see the lock spring up -- I was flabbergasted! I am saddened that my message d...
  15. I know I am in trouble when BB2 reaches for his "X-Files"... I only "trade" with neuroscientists eye so you are half right... and I'm always nervous when I do...
  16. Its another way to tell you to "up" your profile pic -- show yourself cliff diving-- geesh -- gotta spell it out for you -- those Islanders...
  17. BB2 dude -- its all about the intricacies of visual artistic presentation combined with calibrated inter-connectionism -- that and my charming profile photo...
  18. I think this trunk has a vulcanized fiber covering -- made to look like leather but much more durable. The patina on this is just great!
  19. That's a sweet trunk KathyKay -- the big brass lock-plate is fabulous. Love these smaller trunks... and the bonus insert...
  20. That is an amazing trunk! Really beautiful. (I am never satisfied with my pics either -- my cheap sony camera does not do browns well) The big round top part of the lock looks like the one in my most ...
  21. Thanks Marvin... working on the doll trunks... as you know a bit harder to come by... thanks for the fun comment!
  22. Marvin thanks for the great info... good to know the type of trunk this is..
  23. TrunkerMarvin and KathyKay thanks so much for the lovely comments...
  24. Kelly -- we do not give evaluations for purchase on this site -- and without a picture of the trunk in question the ball park expands into the parking lot and beyond. Best bet is to look for comparabl...
  25. CindB -- thanks so much -- it really is beautiful -- BB2 is a true craftsman... or "craftsperson" to be politically correct and raise his ire a bit... :)
  26. A beautiful "treasure chest" made around the 1880's. High quality hardware and construction of your "higher end" trunk. Without a maker's label we will most likely not know who made your trunk -- alt...
  27. Beautiful little trunk and nice work on it!
  28. Beautiful trunk with great pinwheel pattern! Nice to see an intact interior as you know how hard it is to find those.
  29. Truly a beautiful toy trunk. Your restoration work is magnificent!
  30. Not really Linlou... this style and age of trunk does come up often enough at auction or on ebay and other sales sites. Value is a strange beast when it comes to these magnificent pieces.... I always ...
  31. Can hardly tell one from the other you did such a superb job! What a wonderful lock this one has, totally worth the effort on that front alone. I can't fathom going to such lengths - but the results a...
  32. I wonder if this was an old tank repurposed -- those actually may be the original wheels...
  33. It would be normal to see repairs on a trunk this old, so replacement banding would make sense. Whoever did it did a good job of if. The front latch I would think was a later addition, still handmade ...
  34. This is a beautiful piece. Everything on it looks hand made, which would place it at late 1700's early 1800's. It looks like white pine. I would agree that this falls into more of a "chest" category h...
  35. Hey eye -- love the goatee.. although you look a little "plastered"... nice glass too... feel free to delete bud!
  36. chilliegirl, what a delight to hear from you... and thanks for the lovely comment. I am anxiously awaiting your trunk posts.... and remember to click the old "love button"... Maslov will thank you... ...
  37. Awesome guys... thanks for the info on the 'gator trunks... I suppose living further north I am a bit less likely to see one, although these things travel the world.... probably one in Nepal this very...
  38. I always get excited when I see an alligator skin covered trunk for sale. and then get thoroughly disappointed that it is tin, and was wondering even this week if a real alligator skin trunk exists......
  39. I sold a nice wall trunk at a weak moment... sigh... this one's nice!
  40. Me wants....
  41. What an exceptional trunk! I recall seeing one only -- and I have seen a lot of trunks.... this one is very nice indeed. I have this type of trunk as the last on my wish list of styles, or a variation...
  42. Wow factor high on this one.... what a stunning interior!
  43. Good to be learning new things... thanks for the post!
  44. Restoring them usually adds value so enjoy sprucing it up!
  45. Thanks myoldkyhome, jscott0363, FatBoy64, pops52, CindB, EJW-54, PhilDavidAlexanderMorris, eye4beauty, walksoftly, mikelv85, Drill, fortapache, officialfuel, PatSea, Jewels, and Manikin for the love...
  46. More people would call it a "waterfall" or "monitor" style of trunk. Looks to date around the 1890's. Lovely trunk and welcome to Collector's Weekly..
  47. So, not a professional "guesser" then... I'm good....
  48. Thanks so much shareurpassion... we all need a lift many times over.... and eye... no guessing allowed... :)
  49. Deep thanks myoldkyhome for the wonderful comment...
  50. Jscott... you are among equals my friend.... I know my quality wanes substantially as I am not a perfectionist and am way to impatient to ever be one... so your work is an inspiration...
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