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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Martin Maier Antique Trunk - Furniturein Furniture
Antique Trunk 1880's X Model - Furniturein Furniture
Antique French Trunk late 1700's early 1800's - Furniturein Furniture
German wardrobe trunk 2 - Furniturein Furniture
Early 1900's German antique wardrobe trunk  - Furniturein Furniture
Antique trunk brass plated hardware 2 - Furniturein Furniture
Antique brass plated trunk hardware 1 - Furniturein Furniture
1880's lithographed brass plated antique saratoga trunk - Furniturein Furniture
antique leather 1850's - 60's brass studded trunk aka "Pepto trunk" - Furniturein Furniture
Amand Pasquier Antique French Trunk - Furniturein Furniture

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  1. Fascinating-- thanks Drill!
  2. Yes.. this was the correct reference... thank you for the clarification... nuck nuck nuck...
  3. It's not that I take issue with your declaration which I agree is clearly imbedded in my dictate -- just that the premise belies a greater truth, a "profound knowing" as it were, akin to the primordia...
  4. The sub-conscious mind has no time frame... only the illusion of spatiality... caught up in the effervescent continuum... streamed only to reference points in the virtual floating cortex... better go ...
  5. Hey you are welcome... couldn't find the right word that rhymes with "glass"... it'll come to me...
  6. And this is a nice piece.. you can bet your ... bottom dollar?
  7. Thanks for the info Drill.. always great links!!
  8. This is an awesome photo!!!
  9. What a beauty!!! Cleaned up rather well.... stunning really. Great addition to the fold...
  10. The jug is beautiful the photography is beautiful... two art forms coming together...
  11. You are welcome! If you want to keep it as is but cleaned up you can use wood soap on the wood slats and then tung oil them. The outside black trim can be shined up a bit with gun oil. You can use fin...
  12. Thanks for all the loves my CW friends...
  13. Beautiful find! This trunk has all the hallmarks of a quality piece. Looks like those back hinges may be from Martin Maier -- a high quality trunk maker and if so then he may have made this trunk. The...
  14. You are very welcome -- :)
  15. Beautiful piece!!
  16. Wow is right -- !! Did not even know he made flat tops! Just great to be able to see one -- and in such great condition. Thanks so much for giving us a look....
  17. What a beautiful little gem this one is! Great find....
  18. ps. The back of this with those hinges are fabulous!!! Usually the backs aren't much to look at...
  19. Thanks Manikin, Greendog, Js, kerry, Drill and myoldkyhome for the comments!
  20. Beautiful restoration Greendog... love the checkered effect. Admire all the work you put into it -- really stands out. Bravo!
  21. You have a nice flat top trunk made in the early 1900's. This style and form of trunk was made by many makers at the time so without a label it would be difficult to discover which company produced th...
  22. Pps. Another sign that it is a newer piece is that green paint on the side not pictured, which most likely was done with spray paint - I've definitely have seen this on these reproductions many times ...
  23. Ps. A telltale sign that a piece is old is wear..that heavy lid with masive latches closing over 150 years would have worn down the interior lip.. this piece looks too consistent to have been used ove...
  24. I have seen many chests like these over recent years - most are coming out of Indonesia... they are new made to look old not necessarily to fool the market but rather as a look that sells. This one lo...
  25. It might be a bit difficult to get specific info on this trunk.. due in part to the maker not putting their label on it. A nice dome top trunk 1890's early 1900. A standard shape for it's day with har...
  26. Hi eye-- must have been sleeping missing all your great posts! Got you followed now..
  27. Thanks for coming through for me mani!!
  28. Should appear next to yours-- trunkman 1880's restored trunk.
  29. Great trunk and will look fabulous restored. I've taken rusted out tin right off.. used a bolt cutter drill bit and went around the perimeter. The wood is much easier to refinish then. If I can figure...
  30. Beautiful restoration Greendog -- fabulous trunk...
  31. Thanks so much Alan... all my best to you and yours for 2017 my friend....
  32. What a blast Drill -- too funny !!! All kinds of new possibilities now for my trunks... Happy New Year to you and yours....
  33. Thanks so much Sean - hope you're having a great one too!
  34. Thanks so much Jewels - it kinda speaks to me too!!
  35. Love to have the whole gang of us on a trunk run - merry Christmas my good man!
  36. Hey bb2 - wishing you a warm enjoyable holiday my friend- t-man
  37. Thank you so much vetraio50 for the wonderful best wishes - may your time with family and friends be a blessing this holiday!
  38. Thanks so much myoldkyhome -- we are having a lot of fun with these old treasures....
  39. Too funny Greendog- we are all cornering the market - maybe we will drive up the prices Ha!
  40. Thanks fatboy- rarely see interiors in this good condition... thanks for the comment
  41. Well I'm not an alarmist by nature Drill - what a completely useless patent! So fun to see it...
  42. What a great find! This is going to be beautiful cleaned up. Sometimes I just stain the wood the same brown as the missing leather -- just adds to the charm of a piece in my books. My conversation wit...
  43. Thanks so much Marvin -- it is just great to get this information on these finds -- I would have had no clue where to even start -- was searching under "trunk with an "x" -- like yah that would have h...
  44. Wow Drill - how did you ever know this! Thanks so much for the link and info and all my best to you all!
  45. Glad you like the pic greendog -- big smile -- ! Couldn't get him to fit in properly for some reason... Yah this one was in a town 6 hours away and my brother-in-law works there and just happened to...
  46. Thanks so much Manikin -- Blessings over this season to you and all of your family!!
  47. Thanks so much js... such a joy to find these and to see others that are brought to light. Thanks for the best wishes for the season and all my best to you and yours, and I can hardly wait to see what...
  48. What a great piece Marvin! Love the tin trunks on the top too... Another great find we get the pleasure of seeing... thanks!!
  49. This is a beautiful piece of history and can be brought back to life with a good thorough sanding of all parts. Personally I wouldn't replace anything on it -- even the top will resurrect.
  50. Beautiful trunk in great condition- I don't come across many of these so a great find!
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