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    Posted 5 years ago

    jscott0363
    (520 items)

    Hello CW friends!!
    I recently found this mid-1800's tooled leather valise. This was made around the 1850 to 1860 period. It's covered in leather and has some really beautiful tooling on all sides, primarily the top side. What stood out to me the most, besides the fine tooling, is that the leather carry handles are still intact and still in premium condition. These are usually long gone when I find this type of trunk.

    This one was in extremely poor condition when I found it. I was able to clean the leather with glycerin saddle soap and a tremendous amount of leather conditioning. A good polishing and it was back in business once again.

    The interior is still in really nice condition and I'll show that in my next post.

    Thanks for stopping to have a look.

    Scott

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    1. jscott0363 jscott0363, 5 years ago
      Well, thank you Thomas!!
      Yes, these do come in quite handy. Thanks for the fine comment, the appreciation and for always stopping by to support my posts. Very truly appreciated!!!!
    2. jscott0363 jscott0363, 5 years ago
      Kurt,
      Thanks!! After about 150 years it's lost it's nice leather smell:) But, still in pretty fair condition though. Thanks for the comment, the appreciation and for stopping by. Always greatly appreciated!!!
    3. pops52 pops52, 5 years ago
      Great job Scott! Looks great!
    4. jscott0363 jscott0363, 5 years ago
      Pops,
      Thanks for the wonderful compliment!! Thanks for the appreciation and for stopping by. Always very greatly appreciated!!!
    5. jscott0363 jscott0363, 5 years ago
      Mike,
      Thanks for the appreciation and for stopping by. Always appreciated!!!
    6. Recordmantime, 5 years ago
      very cool...scotttttt..............
    7. jscott0363 jscott0363, 5 years ago
      Thanks Recordmantime!!!
      Thanks also for the appreciation and for dropping in. Always appreciated my friend!!!!
    8. jscott0363 jscott0363, 5 years ago
      BB2,
      Thanks for the appreciation and for stopping by. Much appreciated!!!
    9. blunderbuss2 blunderbuss2, 5 years ago
      Hey Scott ! I left this in the airport in LEX KY when I left. Would luv to get it back next trip. That was in Gate B-4 about 1862.
    10. jscott0363 jscott0363, 5 years ago
      Oh yeah BB2, I sort of figured this was yours:) I'll take it back to lost and found and perhaps the next time you're stagecoach passes thru Lexington, I'll have the porter bring it out to you:)
    11. jscott0363 jscott0363, 5 years ago
      ravage60,
      Thanks for the appreciation and for stopping by. Very much appreciated!!!
    12. trunkman trunkman, 5 years ago
      Gorgeous piece -- the colour of the leather and condition is FAB!
    13. blunderbuss2 blunderbuss2, 5 years ago
      I appreciate your consideration. I borrowed it from Uncle Abraham.
    14. jscott0363 jscott0363, 5 years ago
      trunkman,
      Thanks very much!! You and I both know that we don't come across them in salvageable condition very often. I jumped at the chance to buy this one.
    15. TassieDevil TassieDevil, 5 years ago
      Oh I do love this.....would make a fabulous overnight bag.....the tooling is beautiful!!
    16. fortapache fortapache, 5 years ago
      Looks beautiful. Probably spent some time on top of a stage coach.
    17. NevadaBlades, 5 years ago
      Fabulous!
    18. fleafinder fleafinder, 5 years ago
      hmm reminds me of sherlock holmes. Jus a quick one if you dont mind, where do you store all your trunks? Do they require any special environment?
    19. jscott0363 jscott0363, 5 years ago
      Judy,
      Thanks so very much! It is still a nice little trunk. Thanks for the love and for stopping by. Always very truly appreciated!!
    20. jscott0363 jscott0363, 5 years ago
      fortapache,
      I'd say you're absolutely correct, since that was the primary source of long distance travel back then. Thanks for the comment, the appreciation and for stopping by. Always appreciated!!
    21. jscott0363 jscott0363, 5 years ago
      NevadaBlades,
      Thanks for the kind comment! Thanks also for the appreciation and for stopping by. Always appreciated!!
    22. jscott0363 jscott0363, 5 years ago
      fleafinder,
      Believe it or not, I have them in stacks of five each in different rooms around the house. That's why I especially like the smaller trunks. Thanks for the wonderful comment, the love and for stopping in. Always truly appreciated!!!
    23. jscott0363 jscott0363, 5 years ago
      Thanks for the appreciations and for stopping by

      Roy

      and

      vetraio50

      Always greatly appreciated!!!!
    24. jscott0363 jscott0363, 5 years ago
      Ken,
      How very kind of you! I can only try and imagine the person who originally owned this and where they traveled to. Thanks for the wonderful compliment, the appreciation and for stopping by. Always a pleasure!!
    25. myoldkyhome myoldkyhome, 5 years ago
      Nice job once again! It looks beautiful! What kind of leather conditioner do you use?
    26. blunderbuss2 blunderbuss2, 5 years ago
      Yeah ! What kind of pixie dust did you use ?
    27. jscott0363 jscott0363, 5 years ago
      myoldkyhome,
      You're very kind!!! I clean with Stubben Glycerin Saddle Soap, then I use Leather Honey and finally an application of SofSole Mink Oil. I've used that combination for years and it hasn't failed me yet.
      Thanks for the love and for stopping by. Always a pleasure to see you drop in. Much appreciated!!!
    28. jscott0363 jscott0363, 5 years ago
      Thanks for the loves and for stopping by

      aura

      Trey

      and

      vintagelamp

      Always very truly appreciated!!!
    29. jscott0363 jscott0363, 5 years ago
      SEAN,
      Thanks so very much for stopping by and for the appreciation as well. I do truly appreciate it very much!!
    30. jscott0363 jscott0363, 5 years ago
      Michael,
      Thanks for the appreciation and for stopping by. Always very much appreciated!!!!
    31. jscott0363 jscott0363, 5 years ago
      kivatinitz,
      Thank you so very much for the love and for stopping by. Always happy to see you drop in!!
    32. kyratango kyratango, 5 years ago
      Great job on the leather! Fabulous old times witness! :-D
    33. jscott0363 jscott0363, 5 years ago
      Thank you Kyra!! Many thanks for the comment, the love and for stopping by. Much appreciated!!
    34. jscott0363 jscott0363, 5 years ago
      Thanks very much for the loves and for stopping by

      FatBoy

      and

      charmsomeone

      Very greatly appreciated!!!
    35. jscott0363 jscott0363, 5 years ago
      Thanks for the loves and for stopping by

      Mike

      and

      Elisabethan

      I do appreciate you both!!
    36. AnnaB AnnaB, 5 years ago
      You have an amazing talent, Scott. Please send some of that pixie dust my way for my trunks LOL
    37. jscott0363 jscott0363, 5 years ago
      Anna,
      Thank you so very much!! Not sure if it's talent or not. I just enjoy bringing these back to life. Thanks for the love and for wonderful comment, the love and for stopping by. I do appreciate it very much!!
    38. charmsomeone charmsomeone, 5 years ago
      Fantastic love it.
    39. jscott0363 jscott0363, 5 years ago
      charmsomeone,
      Thanks so very much!! Thank you for the love and for stopping by also!! Very much appreciated!!
    40. trunkman trunkman, 5 years ago
      Hi js -- I have a question for you. I am about to pick up a leather covered trunk that is in poor condition -- the leather is a bit brittle I think (have not actually seen it yet)and quite aged. To move forward on it I will first of all saddle soap it to clean it (good first step?)-- what kind of leather conditioner do you use -- what brand? Do I treat it once with the conditioner or a bunch of times? Usually I have just slathered mink oil on leather but i want to treat this one properly. Any input would be welcomed. Thanks
      T-man
    41. jscott0363 jscott0363, 5 years ago
      T-man,
      You're correct on the saddle soap (I like Stubben Glycerin Saddle soap). For the conditioning, my favorite is Leather Restoration Conditioner and can be purchased from preservation-solutions.com. I've had excellent results from this product. It may take several applications, but the results are well worth the wait.
      http://www.preservation-solutions.com/product/restoration-leather-conditioner/

      Good luck and I'm anxious to see your finished product!
      Scott
    42. trunkman trunkman, 5 years ago
      Thanks so much Scott.... appreciate the info and link. I will let you see how it all unfolds....

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