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.... (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


  1. That is a beautiful trunk Bhock45 -- a really great find. Love it!!!!
  2. Thanks shareurpassion -- the hardest part is finding the nice ones to redo!!! I really enjoy working on old trunks because they are already banged up and no one notices the hack job (um... imperfecti...
  3. Scary stuff having to stack trunks... good work Corporal, I will send that info up the chain of command.... such as it is...
  4. This is a nice dome top trunk from the late 1880's, as you have already deduced. A paper covered trunk was a cheaper variation at the time than a leather or canvas covered one. There would not be "ext...
  5. Just to further observations on this intriguing piece -- there is an obvious rubber seal on the bottom that has over the years disintegrated -- obviously a coupling piece made to attach to something t...
  6. Thank you for the lovely comment namji....
  7. It would read PAT which is short for patented, which is the date the hardware was patented, which means your trunk is not any older than this. This hardware was used many years after it was registere...
  8. Looks like an old fire hose nozzle.... my best guess....
  9. Tung oil is great for the slats. I just cannot seem to paint the tin on these either -- like the old look myself. Keys for trunks are rare... so hard to come by. If you would like I could see if a loc...
  10. ps. (should read.. "drill bit" not "drill it")
  11. Generally speaking this is a mid-quality late 1890's to early 1900's cross slat trunk. The parts, style and form where common and many makers made this type of trunk. With no label it will be hard to ...
  12. That is a very beautiful high quality well made cross slat trunk from around 1880's to 90's. The hardware on it is cast iron and will clean up well with a steel brush drill it -- if you are brave and ...
  13. Looks like a standard 1930's to late 40's vulcanized fibre storage trunk. These are common and many makers made them.... nice that you have a label to know who made yours. It has nice guides on the fr...
  14. Wow -- what a beautiful trunk and you did a great job bringing it back to life. How can you pass up this trunk at such a low price??? My space is getting low too... had to put a Jenny Lind inside ano...
  15. We don't really do evaluations on this site.... but there are some websites that sell similar trunks -- should give you a ball park figure.
  16. Here is the link with the lock...
  17. Beautiful 1860's Jenny Lind trunk. I believe there is another one exact same on this site. It has the same "George Washington" rare lock mechanism. If i come across it I will give you the link.
  18. Thanks so much Phono for the great comment. I would LOVE to see a pic of the glass top/trunk if you still have one lying around. I hope to see your collection of phono graph needle tins.... and welcom...
  19. Looks like you got caught up in the gulf stream Trey.... such nice finds!
  20. I believe the correct term would be a dome top trunk -- a the term "camel back" came in to play much later on and that these were originally listed in catalogues as dome top trunks. Yours has really n...
  21. WOW -- really love the shape and style of this one Fatboy64. Its not really a Jenny Lind but it is of the same era and craftsmanship -- looking forward to what others say about it. Keep picking these ...
  22. Thanks for the love and the lol eye!!!
  23. I get the same expression as your frog when I come across a nice trunk... my precious... ps. It is not a steamer trunk just fyi.... the steamers where half sized trunks...
  24. Yes but I've been ignoring it....
  25. This one I did a light coat of varathane on the wood and gun oiled the hardware.
  26. Lovely french trunk -- there are a couple of contributors on this site well versed in French trunks and hopefully will give you some good information. In terms of painted leather -- I did have a leath...
  27. Hi -- you were asking about how to improve the odor in a trunk.... and there are a few ways to help in this regard. I place a dryer sheet in mine -- seems to help. Of course opening it up in the sun f...
  28. 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 ...
  29. 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...
  30. Funny to see a can walking in the woods isn't it? LOL -- love it...
  31. Drill -- Marvin has given me some great info on this trunk -- any thoughts from you as to who would have made it?
  32. and here I thought your camera fell off your deck rail... chalk a smile up on my front my friend...
  33. 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...
  34. What a great trunk!
  35. 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!
  36. 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...
  37. 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...
  38. Thanks Trey for the love....
  39. Thanks for the love bladerunner22....
  40. Thanks BB2, Big-Zingo, myoldkyhome, walksoftly, jscott0363, fortapache, kerry10456, mikelv85 and KathyKay for the love...
  41. Thanks kerry and jscott for the encouraging comments! Seems I learn a little something new from each project....
  42. Ah yes... education opens many a door...
  43. Thanks bjb5859 and aghcollect for the love...
  44. Thanks officialfuel for the love...
  45. Thanks so much Signaholic -- (should change my moniker to trunkaholic) -- looking forward to seeing your results!
  46. I just posted mine for you to have a look for comparison... Hope this helps...
  47. 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...
  48. 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?
  49. 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...
  50. 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...
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