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Drill's loves509 of 527Mid 1800's Leather Covered TrunkA few recent trunk finds....info needed about brown canvas on Goyard.
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    Posted 7 years ago

    jscott0363
    (520 items)

    This is my mid 1800 leather gold rush trunk, or so I think that's the period it's from (it may be even older). It's 100% original and intact, including the handles. The leather straps are missing, but the original buckles remain. The leather is heavily embossed, but due to 150+ years of aging, doesn't show up well. The interior is fabric lined and all there. A lot of the leather had peeled away from the sides (but was all there) and I had to take leather stitch and reattach it. Other than that, all I had to do was clean it with glycerin saddle soap and condition the leather. This trunk has been one of my favorites for a long time.

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    1. trunkman trunkman, 7 years ago
      Another stunning trunk jscott -- the condition for its age is marvelous. So often those front tabs are long gone. The interior is really great as well. It almost looks like a soft top trunk -- is there a wooden frame around the entire top lid -- if not it was meant to be stuffed (with laundry/linen) and used as a seat. I will throw up one of mine as an example because the interior is similar. Either way truly nice piece.
    2. Drill Drill, 7 years ago
      Wonderful to see this trunk in such fine condition all around.Love it,wish it could talk.
    3. jscott0363 jscott0363, 7 years ago
      Thanks Trunkman!! This is a wood body trunk with a VERY thick leather covering. I usually see these with the leather stripped off and the wood refinished. So, when I found this one, way back when, it looked pretty bad with the leather detaching. Though the leather had began to detach, I knew right away what I had and jumped at the chance to buy it. With a lot of cleaning, leather stitch glue and a lot of patience, it came to back to life. The best part is that I have the original key and it works quite well!!
    4. jscott0363 jscott0363, 7 years ago
      Thanks Drill!! I wish it all of my trunks could tell their story. Talk about a true history lesson!!
    5. Jewels Jewels, 7 years ago
      Really nice!
    6. jscott0363 jscott0363, 7 years ago
      Thanks Jewels!!
    7. jscott0363 jscott0363, 7 years ago
      Thanks for the loves everyone!!
    8. jscott0363 jscott0363, 6 years ago
      Thanks Caperkid for the love and for stopping by. Much appreciated!!
    9. jscott0363 jscott0363, 6 years ago
      Kyra, Thank you for the love and for stopping by. Always appreciated!!!
    10. jscott0363 jscott0363, 6 years ago
      KathyKay, thank you for the love click and for stopping by. Very much appreciated.
    11. jscott0363 jscott0363, 6 years ago
      DaraNokes,
      Thanks so very much for the love and for stopping by. Always greatly appreciated!
    12. jscott0363 jscott0363, 5 years ago
      Yep Thomas, it most certainly was my 4th post. That particular trunk found a new home this past January. In fact, I've sold off a large majority of my trunk collection, retaining only the rare and unique ones for myself.
    13. jscott0363 jscott0363, 5 years ago
      mareredware,
      Thanks so much for the love and for stopping in to admire my Gold Rush trunk. Always sincerely appreciated!!!
    14. jscott0363 jscott0363, 3 years ago
      Jenni,
      Thanks so very much for the love and for stopping in!! I had forgotten about this one.

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