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    Posted 4 years ago

    jscott0363
    (478 items)

    Hello CW Friends!!

    I found this lovely Sole Leather trunk a couple of weeks ago and couldn't pass this one up. It's constructed of 90% leather, with the exception of the steel bands that give the trunk it's shape and the wood frame around the lip of the trunk lid. Other than that, mostly leather construction.

    It's from around 1900-1910 period and in pristine condition. 1910 was about the last year any Sole Leather trunks were manufactured. The handles are both complete and intact (notice the beautiful tooling on the handle caps) and even the lid lift is in near perfect condition. The leather handles and lid lift are most always deteriorated and missing. Though the leather securing straps are partially broken and missing, it doesn't seem to take away from it's appearance.

    The lock is a solid brass Corbin lock. I even found a couple of keys for this one and the lock still operates beautifully, after a bit of oiling. Lots of beautiful copper rivets and the corner hardware is nickle plated.

    All that was required for this one was to clean out the interior, saddle soap and condition the exterior and give it a good buffing. It's rather large 38" long and 21" tall.

    I'll post the interior in part two of this post. Thanks for stopping to have a look!

    Scott

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    Comments

    1. Efesgirl Efesgirl, 4 years ago
      G-O-R-G-E-O-U-S......
    2. jscott0363 jscott0363, 4 years ago
      Thank you Bonnie!!! It's my best Sole Leather trunk. Thank you so much for the wonderful comment, the love and for taking time to stop in and admire my trunk. Always truly appreciated!!!!
    3. jscott0363 jscott0363, 4 years ago
      vetraio,
      Thanks for the appreciation and for stopping in. I do appreciate it very much!!
    4. jscott0363 jscott0363, 4 years ago
      Roy,
      Thanks for the appreciation and for dropping in. Always appreciated!!!
    5. jscott0363 jscott0363, 4 years ago
      Thanks very much for the appreciation Thomas. I do appreciate you!
    6. greendog greendog, 4 years ago
      Wow! great leather trunk, someone really took care of this one. Saw one much like it this summer at a antique flea market but it was in really bad shape, had to pass. Good find ,love it.
    7. jscott0363 jscott0363, 4 years ago
      greendog,
      Thanks!! Yeah, most I see are irrecoverable. Got lucky with this one. Thanks for the appreciation and for stopping in. Much appreciated!
    8. jscott0363 jscott0363, 4 years ago
      Thanks very much for the appreciation and for stopping by

      Rob

      and

      bjb5859

      Very much appreciated!!
    9. Alan2310 Alan2310, 4 years ago
      Scott, I am amaze are lucky you are to find such a beautiful trunk.
      I looking for my blessing day to find one.
      Congratulations to add this one to your awesome collection.

      Regards
      Alan
    10. TassieDevil TassieDevil, 4 years ago
      This is so beautiful Scott!!! Well done on finding it!!!!
    11. fortapache fortapache, 4 years ago
      The exterior is good too.
    12. jscott0363 jscott0363, 4 years ago
      Alan,
      Thank you very much! Yes, I did get lucky on this one. Thanks for the love, the comment and for stopping in. Much appreciated!!!
    13. jscott0363 jscott0363, 4 years ago
      Judy,
      Thank you! I've always got my eye out for nice trunks and top hats. Thanks for the comment, the love and for stopping in. Always greatly appreciated!!!
    14. jscott0363 jscott0363, 4 years ago
      fortapache,
      This one is in very pristine condition. Very happy to add it to my collection. Thanks for the love, the comment and for stopping in. Much appreciated!!
    15. jscott0363 jscott0363, 4 years ago
      Mike,
      Thanks for the appreciation and for stopping in. I do appreciate it very much!
    16. kyratango kyratango, 4 years ago
      Another admirable piece and wonderful condition once you cleaned it!
      It would make a very convenient jewelry caskett... ;-D
    17. jscott0363 jscott0363, 4 years ago
      Kyra,
      Yep, it'd make a fine jewelry casket:) Thanks for the comment, the love and for stopping in. Many thanks!
    18. trunkman trunkman, 4 years ago
      I see these come up from tine to time - the leather is always stained and it just kills them... this one however -- WOW -- you have a knack for finding pristine pieces js -- and you do great work keeping them that way.
    19. jscott0363 jscott0363, 4 years ago
      Well thank you trunkman!!
      I love leather trunks and they are my absolute favorites to work with. This one needed minimal attention as it was well kept by it's previous owner. Thanks so much for the wonderful comment, the appreciation and the for stopping in. I do appreciate it very much!!
    20. btrue, 4 years ago
      This is stunning Scott!!
    21. jscott0363 jscott0363, 4 years ago
      btrue,
      Thank you so much!!!! I do appreciate the comment, the love and for stopping in. Always very much appreciated!!!
    22. jscott0363 jscott0363, 4 years ago
      Thanks for the appreciations and for stopping in

      Michael

      and

      Pops

      I do appreciate it very much!
    23. jscott0363 jscott0363, 4 years ago
      Thanks for the appreciations and for stopping in

      kivatinitz

      and

      Mani

      Always genuinely appreciated!!!!
    24. Rick55 Rick55, 4 years ago
      What a stunner Scott!! I can almost feel that silky-smooth leather, it looks so beautiful!
    25. jscott0363 jscott0363, 4 years ago
      Thanks so much Rick!! Thanks also for the appreciation and for stopping in. Always greatly appreciated!!!
    26. jscott0363 jscott0363, 4 years ago
      swfinluv1,
      Thanks very much for the love and for stopping in. Very much appreciated!!
    27. jscott0363 jscott0363, 4 years ago
      fleafinder,
      Thanks so very much for the love and for stopping in. I do thank you!!
    28. jscott0363 jscott0363, 4 years ago
      Drill,
      Thanks very much for the appreciation and for stopping in to check out my sole leather trunk. Many thanks friend!!!!
    29. jscott0363 jscott0363, 4 years ago
      Thanks for the appreciations and for stopping by

      blaksheep67

      and

      NevadaBlades

      Many thanks to you both!!
    30. myoldkyhome myoldkyhome, 4 years ago
      Once again I'm blown away by your work with leather. I always struggle to get leather back into shape but yours always looks incredible!!
    31. jscott0363 jscott0363, 4 years ago
      myoldkyhome,
      Thank you so much!! Leather takes a lot of work and, most of all, patience. I've had the most success with Leather Rejuvenator and several applications of mink oil. There's a lot of time between applications, but well worth the wait. Unless it's "Baked" leather and then there's just not a lot you can do with it but polish it. Thanks again for the appreciation, the comment and for stopping by. I do appreciate it!!!
    32. jscott0363 jscott0363, 4 years ago
      Thanks very much for the loves

      FatBoy

      and

      filmnet

      And thank you both for stopping by. Always appreciated!!!
    33. jscott0363 jscott0363, 3 years ago
      AntiqueToys, Thanks for the love and for stopping by!!
    34. jscott0363 jscott0363, 3 years ago
      Im4anythingOld, Thanks for the appreciation and for stopping in!!

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