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    Posted 7 years ago

    jscott0363
    (520 items)

    This is one of the first trunks I ever restored. It was in very poor condition when it came into my possession. Turned out to be quite a tough one to do.
    It's covered in alligator embossed tin and has quite a bit of very heavy ornate hardware on it. Check out the fingering on the edge of the lid. I'm assuming it's made of cast iron, as it's very heavy!!
    The wood trim was very severely weathered from the elements and had to be stained. Still, with the condition it was in, I thought it turned out ok.
    Two shades of green went onto the embossed tin, to try and bring out the alligator print, and multiple coats of polyurethane to protect the painted surfaces.
    I am going to guess this one from the 1870's to 1880's. But, I could certainly be wrong about that

    Thanks for looking!
    Scott

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    Comments

    1. pops52 pops52, 7 years ago
      Great job Scott! Really a beauty!
    2. jscott0363 jscott0363, 7 years ago
      Thanks pops!! I do appreciate the kind comment and the love!!
    3. jscott0363 jscott0363, 7 years ago
      Well, thank you Cindy!! And I appreciate the love as well!
    4. jscott0363 jscott0363, 7 years ago
      Thanks for the loves
      aghcollect
      walksoftly
      and
      Julie!!
    5. SEAN68 SEAN68, 7 years ago
      stunning!!!!
    6. jscott0363 jscott0363, 7 years ago
      Thanks Sean!! I do appreciate the kind comment and the love!!
    7. SEAN68 SEAN68, 7 years ago
      Anytime jscotto buddy :)
    8. jscott0363 jscott0363, 7 years ago
      Thanks kyratango for the love!!
    9. trunkman trunkman, 7 years ago
      Very nice scott -- those slats have the nice big rivets on them that you usually don't see that just makes it all the nicer!!!
    10. jscott0363 jscott0363, 7 years ago
      Thank T-man!! I always appreciate your kind comments!! This is one of my wife's favorites and she won't let this one go!! Thanks for the love as well!!
    11. jscott0363 jscott0363, 7 years ago
      Thanks for the love officialfuel!!
    12. Drill Drill, 7 years ago
      Wonderful Scott as usual , like the heavy hardware and the rivets as well.
    13. jscott0363 jscott0363, 7 years ago
      Thanks Drill!! I do appreciate the comment and the love!!
    14. jscott0363 jscott0363, 7 years ago
      Thanks for the loves,
      PatSea
      JonB
      and
      racer4four!!
    15. myoldkyhome myoldkyhome, 7 years ago
      Another great trunk! Love the alligator embossed tin! I don't have one with that pattern but wish that I did.
    16. jscott0363 jscott0363, 7 years ago
      Thank you myoldkyhome!! I actually got this from my cousin in Loretto a few years ago.
    17. jscott0363 jscott0363, 7 years ago
      Thank you Cindy!! I always appreciate your kind comments!!
    18. jscott0363 jscott0363, 7 years ago
      Thanks for the loves
      myoldkyhome
      and
      FatBoy64!!
    19. jscott0363 jscott0363, 7 years ago
      Thanks for the love petey!!
    20. jscott0363 jscott0363, 7 years ago
      Thanks for the love Elisabethan!!! Very much appreciated!!
    21. jscott0363 jscott0363, 7 years ago
      Thanks for the love myoldkyhome!! Much appreciated!
    22. jscott0363 jscott0363, 6 years ago
      Lora, Thanks for loving my alligator trunk. Much appreciated!!!

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