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    Posted 7 years ago

    Alicia12lv
    (6 items)

    Hi, my name is Alicia, I purchased a beautiful 1878 Martin Maier trunk yesterday for $250 and I am looking to see if anyone can recommend how to go about restoring it. Some wood needs to be stained and the straps need to be replaced. I don't know exactly what to do on the inside. It's lined in cedar and is already gutted out. The dimensions are 36×21. Thanks!

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    1. hmsantiquetrunks.com hmsantiquetrunks.com, 7 years ago
      Alicia, great trunk. If you give me a call I will be happy to talk with you about what you would like to do and explain in detail how to do it.
      Jim
      HMSantiquetrunks.com
      408-691-4264
    2. trunkman trunkman, 7 years ago
      Great trunk! What straps are missing??? Welcome to CW!
    3. Alicia12lv Alicia12lv, 7 years ago
      The handles on the side are broken/worn.
    4. trunkman trunkman, 7 years ago
      Leather handles are available on line for a reasonable price. My Martin Maier trunks is missing them as well... never did get them replaced. http://www.thisoldtrunk.com/showcase/index.html has a couple -- scroll down
    5. Zowie Zowie, 7 years ago
      Pictures turn out fine it looks as if the trunk is in good condition. I know of someone that would also love this piece. Have a good day

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