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    Posted 5 years ago

    trunkman
    (142 items)

    I have just begun restoration of this beautiful French trunk. The plaque that says EB is on the top of the trunk -- have to research to find out what it means -- probably the original owner or company -- just looked it up ECHANTILLONS means samples so this was a company trunk . It is very rare to have the leather lock guards on and fully intact. The canvas was in rough shape and needed some work -- I took a patch from the back and repaired the front. Still have to work on the brass trim and the slats but you get the idea...
    Thanks for taking a look!

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    1. trunkman trunkman, 5 years ago
      Thanks BB2 and Efesgirl for the loves...
    2. jscott0363 jscott0363, 5 years ago
      Holy smokes!! That's a beauty! It certainly is unique in style. I've never seen one even remotely like this one. And I love that sheet brass edging. Takes a lot of time to polish, but well worth the effort in the end. To see those leather lock guards still intact is just a rarity for sure. Very nice find T-man.
      Funny you should mention that this one was a company, or salesman trunk. I just found out today tat the one I posted this weekend was commonly used by salesmen in France. I would have never guessed that about my trunk.
    3. trunkman trunkman, 5 years ago
      Thanks so much js ... my other one like yours similar in style to this has a number on it so I am guessing it was a company trunk as well -- perhaps these high styled trunks were meant to impress customers... or at least the companies that used them may have thought so. The shape of this one would indicate it was made for a specific purpose -- it is lined with a furry white material -- very chic!
    4. TrunkerMarvin TrunkerMarvin, 5 years ago
      Trunkman, a beautiful French trunk, very nice find! Glad you found it and can take the time to clean it up and preserve it. By the way, you probably know this is very similar to the size and shape of some of the American shoe "sample trunks", which were also usually lined with a soft furry or felt-like fabric. I've restored a few of them and also found some catalog pages which show a variety of the salesmen's sample trunks for shoes and other items sold by traveling salesmen. I'm sure the French had their variety of the sample trunks also and truly believe this is one of them. Companies would buy these for their salesmen and then have their name and sometimes numbers on them. Some of you have probably seen a variety of the American sample trunks with the company name and numbers and I've saved many pictures of those in my picture archive. I wish I could show some of the pictures here too since there is a lot of confusion on this topic. Thanks.
    5. Rick55 Rick55, 5 years ago
      Another great piece, Trunkman! This is one of the first, if not the first, tall trunk I've seen... One of the things that I love, is the hammered, distressed brass... it adds so much character! Now, don't hurt my feelings and tell me that it's just dented after all the years of use! LOL
    6. trunkman trunkman, 5 years ago
      It's dented through use :( ... but that's what character is all about, right!!
    7. Rick55 Rick55, 5 years ago
      You hurt my feelings LOL! Really??? It looked intentional to me, but what do I know! :-)
    8. Drill Drill, 5 years ago
      Very nice T-man. You an Scott are on a roll. I have had a Dry spell in my area lately searching for them,as you know they are harder to find. Stop denting these things!!!
    9. MistyEyz, 5 years ago
      What a fantastic find. Good luck with the restoration.
    10. trunkman trunkman, 5 years ago
      Thanks so much for the comment MistyEyz!
    11. SEAN68 SEAN68, 5 years ago
      fabulous trunk!!
    12. trunkman trunkman, 5 years ago
      SEAN thanks bud!!!
    13. trunkman trunkman, 5 years ago
      Thanks everyone for the loves....
    14. Drill Drill, 5 years ago
      http://www.la-malle-en-coin.com/images/stories/Malle_France/Armand%20pasquier.JPG
      A label T-man

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