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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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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
Daguerrotype family photo - Photographsin Photographs
Albert Einstein's Trunk -- no provenance - Furniturein Furniture
Rare 7 Slat Cross-Slat Trunk - Furniturein Furniture
1880's Antique Trunk Brass Overlay - Furniturein Furniture
Antique Trunk Painted Black Refinished Circa 1880's - Furniturein Furniture

Comments

  1. So impressive Drill -- honestly I have never refinished an interior other than maybe stripping old paper -- don't have the patience for it -- but this is, I must admit, an inspiration for me to put a ...
  2. Eye -- great picture of a great piece -- do not break your glass.... buying habit.... seems to be getting more and more refined... if I started I guess I would begin with ash trays? Well clearly you ...
  3. Really awesome -- I have not come across any of these -- very nice find...
  4. Was that an offer to drive BB2 'cause I'm all over that... or in your case fly?
  5. For Fatboy64...
  6. For Fatboy64...
  7. This IS a find... but some work needs to be done to make it beautiful... but these come out great... check out my site -- I have a before and after Jenny Lind... I will post it up for you to see... pu...
  8. Way cool collection and I love your passion and story-telling -- total combined pleasant experience to visit your site. Thanks so much for sharing this all with us...
  9. The leather patch is there but only half -- it originally covered the whole lock, and the name would have been on the missing part -- the number four represents the size of latch -- someone has a pate...
  10. The Excelsior mark was often on the leather patch on the front over the latch -- where it is part missing... the dark wood is just stain and time.... pretty sure that's all oak. You are welcome :)!
  11. Alicia that is a beautiful oak slat trunk made around the 1880's-- quite possibly made by Excelsior... There were not a lot of makers of these as they were the high end craftsman style of trunk. I kno...
  12. Beautiful results Drill... nice hardware on this one...
  13. Thanks Drill and Fatboy64 for the love...
  14. Manikin-- thanks for the love...
  15. Nice trunk in great condition -- I concur with jscott... a good cleaning is all this one needs...
  16. PBear we do not do evaluations on this site -- some of that is due to location as prices vary... but it is policy of this site -- check out your local classifieds, there are usually comparables there...
  17. Yes eye -- the word you are looking for is "Trunkmonkey" -- I believe -- Colliemom -- most of my early acquisitions were also curbside so "mr. beauty" here is referencing this well established fact. W...
  18. You have found a lovely "basic model" trunk from the late 1880's to late 1890's. Unfortunately the "shellack" on it has now deteriorated and leave you with two options. You could try to remove the old...
  19. Anybody driving from Montreal to Texas this weekend... I will pay for snacks... swing and a miss as the old saying goes... us restoration dudes would still bite but I understand the hesitancy and you ...
  20. Sorry I did not notice the truck... was there one in this post? -- LOL... Just a little fun -- truck is awesome too...
  21. kyratango -- okay ms. "smartypants" -- I have an English Literature degree from a prestigious university and I had to look up the word "iterative" -- and you say English is your second language -- Ohh...
  22. Acquire first -- ask questions later.... if this is at a decent price go for it! A novice can tackle this as it is really not complex. The hard part will be to decide whether or not to take off the co...
  23. BHock45 -- starting to work up a nice little collection there...
  24. Mani -- thanks -- you found my Kitty Plate --- glad you like it!!!
  25. I would say that the top smaller box has original painting and that the lower larger one was painted recently. The top one is highly collectible and desirable trunk and with the original painting on i...
  26. Stunning trunk -- I would have my coat on and be out the door already for this one. It is hard to tell the state of covering with the pic resolution. If you do get it show us a better pic and we can c...
  27. ps. Whatever you use always start with a test piece on the back of the trunk just in case.... and you are most welcome!
  28. You are the proud owner of a "Barrel Top" trunk circa 1880's. Looks like someone "shellacked" the whole thing many years ago and now it has become crusty and yellow. This can be removed with chemica...
  29. I know I have been true to myself and really love something when I pass by it again many days later and go to press "love" only to discover that I already have... so I "Love" this beautiful lamp truth...
  30. Thanks FatBoy64, CindB, driggs63, trunkingforfun and passion4trunks for the love....
  31. Fabulous piece myoldkyhome.... the whole look is great.... the top is in really great shape as you know that usually they all all messed up.... no need for Santa this Christmas... well -- some chocola...
  32. Thanks SEAN....for the love and all...
  33. Jewels thanks for the love...
  34. Jewels -- thanks for the love...
  35. Since we are on an open playing field-- I want this trunk!! lol....
  36. passion4trunks -- isn't it great just to say it outright!!! LOVE the comment!!
  37. Thanks for the love jewels...
  38. Jewels -- thanks for the great comment and for scrolling down to the bottom of my postings!!! Lonely down there for the most part .... LOL.... :) -- forget what's past the first ten listings....
  39. You do superb work on your trunk restoration jscott -- fabulous look and great one piece front!!
  40. Jim -- that is just fabulous information -- to have an idea of maker based on what you see and know is a great source of learning. The interior is very plain paper with a tray that has two pegs at the...
  41. Thanks officialfuel, TheGateKeeper, myoldkyhome, jscott0363, fortapache and JonB for the love...
  42. Thanks for the nice comment Jim -- well nothing will get past you... which is a good thing -- yes that is a replacement lock (new in old fashion style) and a repair around it where someone broke the e...
  43. Feliz Natal Patsea -- lovely little tree!
  44. ho2cultcha -- thanks for the love...
  45. shareurpassion -- thanks for the great comment --
  46. Thanks so much Phil... and kudo's to you and your fab collection of art deco... the "joy of discovery" keeps us all in the game... wish you were close by to take some great pics of these for me... can...
  47. I was actually a mad racer in the Dominican Republic until my atv blew a ti-rod and I ended up in a ditch! Got a cool bandana out of the adventure... let's not even talk about the horseback riding day...
  48. Walksoftly -- thanks for the love...
  49. Over the top cute!!!!!!
  50. Patsea -- thanks for the love :)
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