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    Posted 7 years ago

    jscott0363
    (520 items)

    I bought this barrel stave trunk about 5 years ago at a local auction house and refinished it about 4 years ago. It was once paper covered and looked pretty rough, but, was in good solid condition. Check out the front. That's one solid board. They don't have pine (basswood perhaps?) lumber that wide today.
    The tray is missing, which they usually are. I ended up cedar lining it to store our wool blankets and sweaters in. I do not know the age of this, but I'm guessing around the 1870's or early 1880's. Perhaps someone out there may be able to put a better date on this one.

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    Comments

    1. surfdub66 surfdub66, 7 years ago
      AAAARRRRRRRR!!!!
      ME OLE TREASURE CHEST !!! ;-) lol
      great job , love it ..
    2. jscott0363 jscott0363, 7 years ago
      Thanks surfdub66!! I've always thought it had that treasure chest appearance to it. It's solid enough to pass as one anyway!!
    3. surfdub66 surfdub66, 7 years ago
      Shame it wasn't full of treasure when u bought it !! ;-)
    4. Alan2310 Alan2310, 7 years ago
      Hi
      jscott0363
      Wow, stunning job.
      I love it, how long it take for the restoration?

      Cheer
      Alan
    5. jscott0363 jscott0363, 7 years ago
      No treasure (unless you want to call mice nests treasure!!). I never seem to find anything of value in any of the trunks I buy. A cousin of mine bought a trunk for $10 at an auction. The trunk was locked. But, when he got it open he found it full of women's clothing and shoes from the 19th century. They were able to salvage most of it ( some of the lace fell apart when the touched it) and got well over $500 for all of it on ebay!!
    6. jscott0363 jscott0363, 7 years ago
      Thanks very much Alan!! This one took about 2 weeks (off and on again) to complete from beginning to end.
      Thanks again!!
      Scott
    7. jscott0363 jscott0363, 7 years ago
      Thanks for the love Jewels!!
    8. jscott0363 jscott0363, 7 years ago
      Thanks blunderbuss2, fortapache, alan2310 and surdub66 for the love!!
    9. SEAN68 SEAN68, 7 years ago
      very beautiful trunk!!
    10. jscott0363 jscott0363, 7 years ago
      Well, thank you Sean!!
    11. jscott0363 jscott0363, 7 years ago
      Thanks Sean and officialfuel for the love!!
    12. Virginia.vintage Virginia.vintage, 7 years ago
      I love it, very beautiful and in excellent condition.
      Thanks for share jscotto!
    13. jscott0363 jscott0363, 7 years ago
      Thanks for the kind comment Virginia.vintage!!
    14. trunkman trunkman, 7 years ago
      You do superb work on your trunk restoration jscott -- fabulous look and great one piece front!!
    15. jscott0363 jscott0363, 7 years ago
      Thank you Trunkman!! Very kind comment!!
    16. jscott0363 jscott0363, 7 years ago
      Wow!! Thank you Cindy!! Always look twice at any old trunk. There are a lot of real treasures out there that get passed on or even thrown away. I truly enjoy doing the restorations, when I'm not working. There just doesn't seem to be enough time for me anymore!!
      Thanks very much for the kind comment!!
      Scott
    17. jscott0363 jscott0363, 7 years ago
      Thank you
      JonB,
      Manikin,
      CindB,
      Virginia.vintage,
      trunkman and
      PatSea for the loves!!
    18. jscott0363 jscott0363, 7 years ago
      Thanks Harborguy for the love!!
    19. jscott0363 jscott0363, 7 years ago
      Thank you Drill for the love!!
    20. myoldkyhome myoldkyhome, 7 years ago
      You really did great work on this. It's beautiful!
    21. jscott0363 jscott0363, 7 years ago
      Thanks myoldkyhome!! I do appreciate the kind comment.
    22. jscott0363 jscott0363, 7 years ago
      Thanks
      myoldkyhome
      Designer
      and shughs
      for the loves!!
    23. jscott0363 jscott0363, 7 years ago
      Thanks for the love pops!! I do appreciate it!!
    24. jscott0363 jscott0363, 6 years ago
      chrissylovescats,
      Thanks for the love and for stopping by. Merry Christmas!!!
      Scott

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