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    Posted 5 years ago

    elliegirl1…
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    I received this trunk from a family friend and I am trying to bring it back to life. Can you tell me anything about it? Also I want to cedar line the inside but I am curious about the stamp on the lid, should I leave that alone?
    also do you know of a place to buy replacement parts, it needs a hinge and both handles on sides are missing
    thanks so much
    Lori

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    1. FatBoy64, 5 years ago
      Nice looking trunk. You could probably line the bottom part of the trunk pretty easily but the lid would more than likely be a terrible pain. If you would like to save the decorations you could or you could clean all that out and just go with bare wood or you could line it with cloth or wallpaper, the choice is up to you but the decorations don't really add much in the way of value. There are a few places online that you can pick up replacement parts as well as a few tips and tricks on how to go about working on a trunk. Ebay has all kinds of new and original parts and here are a few links:

      http://www.thisoldtrunk.com/

      http://www.hmsantiquetrunks.com/index.html

      http://www.brettunsvillage.com/

      http://www.islandtrunkshop.com/

      http://www.trunkadero.com/

      http://www.legacytrunks.com/index.htm

      http://www.muffshardware.com/

      http://www.kennedyhardware.com/trunk-hardware/

      http://www.shenandoahrestoration.com/index.html

      Have fun.
    2. elliegirl1865, 5 years ago
      Thanks for your response it's been fun restoring it. I would love to know how old it may be.
    3. FatBoy64, 5 years ago
      Here's a good place to find out.

      http://www.allexperts.com/central/howtoask.htm

      Look for Marvin Miller, he knows all about trunks and even hangs around here once in a while.
    4. elliegirl1865, 5 years ago
      thanks for the info I will contact him
    5. caguy, 5 years ago
      What have you found out bout the trunk. I have had the exact same trunk since 1980 and still know nothing about it. Here is a picture of it.
      https://photos.google.com/search/_tra_/photo/AF1QipMJLomGOev-v5wu1CBAM1DBtHMpTTOfjpXYrlHq
    6. elliegirl1865, 5 years ago
      I went to a website called all experts.com there is a guy Robert Klein who was able to give me some info
      He thought it was from the late 1800s he didn't know the origin but did think it was worth up to 800.00
      I don't plan on selling it I love the way it has turned out we cedar lined the inside and I put a vintage material on the inside top it makes a great addition to our home

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