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    Posted 5 years ago

    jscott0363
    (481 items)

    I just completed restoration of this lovely French made gentleman's hat trunk. I believe this to have been manufactured by a Parisian trunk manufacturer called Bertrand. It was manufactured around the late 1800's to very early 1900's. Though it's not a Louie or a Goyard, it's still very nice. (Those are still on my bucket list).

    It's made of very high quality leather and beautiful brass hardware. I was very thrilled to see how the leather and interior are still in such incredible condition. Though the lid holder is broken and a few components from the interior missing, it's still not bad for 100+ years of age. (I'll have to post the interior pics as well).

    This trunk still bears the initials H.S. of the original owner on the front. On one side of the trunk there is one of the original travel decals from Paris. And one of the best parts is that it still has it's original key and the lock still works quite well!!
    Most Parisian made trunks were of extreme high quality and built to last for generations. This is just another example of that fine craftsmanship.

    Thanks for looking!!
    Scott

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    Comments

    1. jscott0363 jscott0363, 5 years ago
      Manikin, Thanks so much for the love and for stopping by. Always appreciated!!
    2. trunkman trunkman, 5 years ago
      What a beautifully crafted piece this is -- reminiscent of features found on Louis Vuitton... and just as well made. The dark leather combined with the brass is stellar -- oh la la...
    3. jscott0363 jscott0363, 5 years ago
      Thank you T-man!! I sort of thought this might appeal to you. I agree that it does have very reminiscent features of the LV, but unfortunately, not an LV.
      Thanks for your kind words, the love click and for stopping by. Always appreciated!!
    4. jscott0363 jscott0363, 5 years ago
      fortapache, thanks for the love and for stopping by. Always appreciated my friend!!
    5. jscott0363 jscott0363, 5 years ago
      Thank you
      Hamish
      and
      GeodeJem
      for the love clicks and for stopping by. Very much appreciated!!
    6. racer4four racer4four, 5 years ago
      Great trunk, beautifully restored. Karen
    7. Caperkid, 5 years ago
      Great trunk craftsmanship is superb.
    8. eye4beauty eye4beauty, 5 years ago
      Wish I could restore things ... What a feeling that must be ...
    9. jscott0363 jscott0363, 5 years ago
      Karen,
      Thank you for the kind comment. This one was quite easy. You'd be surprised what you can do with a little glycerin saddle soap, leather conditioner and steel wool:))
      Scott
    10. jscott0363 jscott0363, 5 years ago
      Caperkid, thank you for the kind comment. Much appreciated!!
    11. jscott0363 jscott0363, 5 years ago
      Eye, thank you for the kind comment. I feel certain that you could do this. I figure if I can do it, anyone can:) It is a great feeling to bring something like this back to life, so that it can be enjoyed by others in the years to come.
    12. jscott0363 jscott0363, 5 years ago
      Thank you
      eye4beauty
      Caperkid
      Karen
      sklo42
      and
      officialfuel
      for the loves and for stopping by. Very much appreciated!!!!
    13. jscott0363 jscott0363, 5 years ago
      Thanks
      Drill
      and
      Peasejean55
      for the loves and for stopping by. Always and very much appreciated!!!
    14. jscott0363 jscott0363, 5 years ago
      petey, thank you for the love click and for stopping by. Always appreciated!!!
    15. jscott0363 jscott0363, 5 years ago
      Sean, thanks for the love and for stopping by. Very much appreciated!!
    16. kyratango kyratango, 5 years ago
      Oh that's a beauty !
      Proper products and a good hand can accomplish miracles :-)
      Would love to see the incide pics!
      Bravo!
    17. jscott0363 jscott0363, 5 years ago
      Kyra, thanks so much! My shop is well stocked with everything I need to bring these back to life. It is my passion. The interior is in the next post.
      Thanks for the love and for stopping by. Always very much appreciated!!
    18. jscott0363 jscott0363, 5 years ago
      Radegunder, thanks for the love click and for stopping by. Very much appreciated!!
    19. jscott0363 jscott0363, 5 years ago
      KathyKay, Thank you for the love and for stopping by. Always and very much appreciated!!
    20. jscott0363 jscott0363, 5 years ago
      FatBoy, Thanks for the love and for stopping by. Glad you like it. Much appreciated!!
    21. jscott0363 jscott0363, 5 years ago
      OMG, Thank you for the love and for stopping by. Very much appreciated!!
    22. jscott0363 jscott0363, 5 years ago
      Trey, Thanks for the love and for stopping by. Always appreciated!!
    23. jscott0363 jscott0363, 5 years ago
      Agram.m, Thank you so much for the love and for stopping by. Very much appreciated!!!
    24. JonB, 5 years ago
      I have still to find one of these. Love the look
    25. jscott0363 jscott0363, 5 years ago
      JonB, Thank you!! They are really hard to come by. Wealthy persons' estate sales seem to be the best bet. Otherwise, I've not had much luck locating these anywhere else without paying a small fortune. Thanks for stopping by. Always appreciated!!
    26. jscott0363 jscott0363, 5 years ago
      Elisabethan,
      Thanks for the love and for stopping by. Always truly appreciated!!!
    27. jscott0363 jscott0363, 5 years ago
      Agram.m,
      Thanks so very much for the love and for stopping by. Always greatly appreciated!!

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