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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Romadka Brothers Signature Antique Trunk 1880's - Furniturein Furniture
Antique tool chest - Furniturein Furniture
French trunk 1880's - Furniturein Furniture
Zinc covered Dome top trunk - Furniturein Furniture
Robert Day and Sons Antique Trunk - Furniturein Furniture
Antique Oak slat Trunk Excelsior - Furniturein Furniture
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antique trunk 1890's - Furniturein Furniture
Antique French Trunk Louis Biancheri - Furniturein Furniture
Romadka Brothers Leather Trunk rare front clasp - Furniturein Furniture


  1. Sweet find!!
  2. You are welcome! These were particularly well made trunks with beautiful interiors.
  3. Greendog this is a stunning trunk -- and the refinish on it is truly exceptional. I can only aspire to this level... thanks for the work you do. WOW...
  4. This is an awesome trunk -- sorry I saw it on thepirateslair front page (which I frequent often!)and made a wrong assumption -- please feel free to delete comment. Fab work on the restoration!!!
  5. Lovely french made trunk -- sorry but we do not do evaluations on this site -- try your classifieds to find similar for comparisons...
  6. Great piece -- love the shape and glass work on it. Beautiful really... nice find!!
  7. Js this is such a wonderful piece! Amazing to see such a old signed label -- and for it to be in such great condition. Fabulous fine lock on it too. The "homestyle" decoration on it suggests a sense ...
  8. Awesome label Drill -- thought you might like this one... :)
  9. Thanks myoldkyhome for the great comment -- the "find" is part of the fun and passion of this great hobby.
  10. Thanks TrunkerMarvin, and fortapache for the comments. Marvin you may be right about the gold paint being a later addition -- it would have made the trunk look "gody" -- certainly looks better in silv...
  11. Thanks Efesgirl, FatBoy64, jscott363, NavadaBlades and Oroyoroyisthatyourhorse for the great comments!! Js -- yah the leaves are really over the top -- these guys were seriously into this...
  12. I had to clean up all the hardware and refinish the slats.... still debating a repaint on the body and maybe a silverleaf paint on the hardware. Thanks FatBoy64...
  13. Thanks Lisa and TheGatekeeper for the loves...
  14. Eye-candy addiction is hard to treat.... :)
  15. Thanks so much shareurpassion -- appreciate your comments always....
  16. Thanks for the additional pics -- so the leather top slides off completely to reveal the base trunk inside? Very unusual design. Having the maker's label is a real plus -- so you are ahead on that fro...
  17. You have an early 1900's flat top trunk in your possession. Many companies may these at the time so with no label it is hard to know who would have made yours. Hope this helps a bit and welcome to Col...
  18. This is an unusual sole leather trunk. Could we prevail upon you to post some pics of the interior? It is a very nice piece.
  19. Very beautiful Marvin -- I do not think I have seen a restoration of vulcanized fiber looking so good as this. That lock is over the top gorgeous. The total look is fabulous! I may prevail upon you re...
  20. Thanks so much NavadaBlades -- actually it is a small chest but the picture may make it look bigger than it is... appreciate your comment!
  21. Thank you all for the wonderful comments -- it's always a pleasure to hear from you!
  22. Thanks so much pops52 -- glad you like it!!
  23. Nothing better than to wake up to another beauty -- nice find! Any marking on that latch other than SDG? Definitely a premium trunk...
  24. Hey bjb -- just took the measurement -- actually 39'' wide so your 44'' is quite the impressive expanse of trunk. I own mostly all of the trunks on my site or have given them to a family member. There...
  25. Thanks so much SherwoodTrunks -- appreciate your visit!
  26. You have a great eye for quality pieces -- thank you for all you contribute on this site -- always a pleasure to visit.
  27. A Saratoga trunk is not really a specific trunk per se but rather the "High End" trunks that makers produced (well to be more precise --fancy dome top trunks) They were usually more elaborate with ...
  28. American made early 1900's - 1920 flat top trunk-- now it very well could have come over from Sweeden as these were shipped for sale to Europe. Nice family heirloom... the cats look North American to...
  29. Thanks so much sean -- and thanks for the loves on my other trunks too!!!
  30. Well not exactly the same -- turns out it was still posted -- but so similar it may well have been the same maker. (just put it up for comparison) Yours have the beautiful side slats and rivets -- sti...
  31. This is fabulous -- and too funny because I have the exact same one (big too) -- only mine was covered with a drab brown canvas that i took off -- i took it off my site because I was going to sell it ...
  32. Another very fine piece kyratango -- lovely to see such detail.
  33. Thanks so much for the good words myoldkyhome... much appreciated!
  34. Js -- thought it was kinda fun that we both posted "French" today!! Thanks for the encouragement along the way... I am by no means a perfectionist but that kinda works with old trunks for me.
  35. What a delightful and beautiful find js... this is gorgeous...!!!
  36. Also this one has those neat two-tone latched you don't see very often -- nice touch.
  37. Interesting.... thanks Greendog for the feedback -- those handle covers do not appear to be stamped tin but cast iron... I have had these similar at least and they were cast. Well that's the hard part...
  38. Hi NavadaBlades -- I usually use a power drill and wire brush on the hardware if it needs it -- for this one is was a simple matter of taking off the old canvas and a bit of hand sanding and cleaning ...
  39. Awesome piece!!!
  40. This piece is a little "coquette".. n'est pas...??
  41. Gotta love a "fresh find" -- awesome!!
  42. I would give this trunk a slightly earlier date say late 1890's -- the corner slat clamps are metal and not stamped tin and it looks like the latches are cast iron as well as the handle caps. Most pro...
  43. What a fabulous collection! I live in Quebec and I see these come up often for sale -- of course some are better than others... these are gorgeous... is there one maker that you look for the most - a...
  44. Again with the beautiful pristine find!! Really fabulous example of a document/hand box -- actually never heard the term "handbox" so something new for me. Lovely....
  45. someone will appreciate it...
  46. Looks like a 1940's vulcanized fiber covered trunk -- a standard at the time for storage. Did the paint come off with the tape or the tape remained on the paint?
  47. Thanks for the additional pics... looks like a rose-head nail which would indicate the nail was handmade which would date this prior to 1850...
  48. Scott this is beautiful!! Out of curiosity what makes you think it is a doll trunk and not a document box? Looks to be a bit older than 1900's -- I am thinking more in the middle to late 1800's -- ju...
  49. Beautiful trunk -- looks like an English Blanket chest with iron trim -- could be made around the 1850's or thereabouts. Look to see what type of nails it is made with or take a close up of a nail hea...
  50. Thanks so much for the additional pics.... pretty cool to have the label in such great shape -- must have been one of his later trunks -- I have seen his smaller hide covered trunks from his earlier p...
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