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Saratoga Trunk ( Abe Foot manufacturer) 1890s ( refinished)

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Trunks1527 of 2657Abe Foot Around 1890's Atlanta Georgia (close up  side pictures)Drucker Trunk
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    Posted 8 years ago

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    Everyone does them a little different! What had Always intrigued me about this trunk was that it was manufactured in Atlanta Georgia (Whitehall Street) which was ground zero for the "Battle plan of Atlanta" July 22 1864 Executed by Union General Sherman.this was the start of his destructive march to the sea,During the civil war. This trunk was manufactured in a place that was devastated just a decade or so before. It amazes me that the south was able to produce such a high end trunk so soon after the civil war.

    I am still missing a few parts, Handles on order, 4 colors of stain 2 colors of black, Original leather patterned and re-attached(what could be saved) a few hundred more nails(Copper,brass and nickel plated),And the interior is still in basket case condition, and a work in progress.
    Extensive burning of original embossments into the wood. top ,front and back, The sides have been burned(Taking Artist liberty of course) with the images of General William Tecumseh Sherman's portrait 1820-1891 complete with( copied signature)
    The Battle of Atlanta Map on one side and Confederate President Jefferson Davis and the burned Ruins of Atlanta on the other.I just tried to pay a little respect to this behemouth of a
    trunk. I'll post more pics of the Artwork on the sides.This one's for you JonB.

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    1. bjb5859 bjb5859, 8 years ago
      Drill ,Love the creativity and artistry
      Simply amazing!!!
    2. Drill Drill, 8 years ago
      Thank you coming from you, that means a lot. I just wanted to make this one a little special. As you well know the amount of time put in is staggering.
    3. jscott0363 jscott0363, 8 years ago
      Drill, This is spectacular, to say the least! You work and artistry never cease to amaze me! Beautiful job my friend!!!
    4. Manikin Manikin, 8 years ago
      so stunning wow !
    5. trunkman trunkman, 8 years ago
      A beautiful work of art -- if I may quote Manikin -- "stunning" !!!
    6. Drill Drill, 8 years ago
      Thanks guys, just nice to be able to bring e'm back.
    7. trunkman trunkman, 8 years ago
      You not only bring them back -- you give them a new life entirely...
    8. Zowie Zowie, 8 years ago
      A job well done
    9. JonB, 8 years ago
      An absolutely amazing accomplishment that I hope will be around for at least 100 years more. When I first joined CW I wanted to resurrect my trunks to pristine condition and though I still want a few that way, it is the individual’s creativity that gives them life. Your work on this, as well as your G & S, is a true expression that will allow others to enjoy and appreciate not only the history and beauty of the trunk but a unique art form. Thank you for posting and I am sure that I will be back again and again to view your accomplishment.
    10. Drill Drill, 8 years ago
      Thanks Jon I thought you would dig it. It was a lot of fun-work so far.I'll
      post pics of the interior when complete.
    11. Drill Drill, 7 years ago

      I finally found the patent for the swivel caster for this trunk.
    12. greendog greendog, 3 years ago
      Drill, I love looking at your work, it puts a whole different twist on trunk refinishing, I have a small Romadka Brothers trunk that is rather plain looking void of any ornate hardware and I'am going to give the wood burning a try, not to copy your work but as an homage to your work, love what you do, Brian.
    13. Drill Drill, 3 years ago
      I can't wait to see it Brian. May you find as much joy in burning as I have found.
      Your work always has a attention to detail that is second to none.

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