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fleafinder's loves1062 of 2546Hummingbird Feeder, Czech Republic, Circa 20 centuryPeruvian Sterling Over Copper Wall Plate Thrift Shop Find 1 Euro ($1.10)
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    Posted 4 years ago

    Alan2310
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    Good Evening CW Members--- 7:30 PM)2016-11-9
    I really don't know if someone looking for my good fortune, but today, I was bless to find this beautiful Steamer Trunk in the trash, this surpass me to see people throw such a beautiful piece of furniture along the road.
    Now I am just guessing, by looking the global overall trunk, this look like a high end one, first it's not cover with anything(you can appreciated the fine patina and the rich wood grain colours), all the hardware are brass(accept the handles), the assembly is also very nice, all dovetail(cover with a piece of red copper), the wood are larger piece, no joint, now I did't remove any nails or screw for age estimate, IMO this could be easy from the 40s, could be earlier.

    Picture #1--Front view of the trunk.
    Picture #2--Closer look of the hardwares.
    Picture #3--Closer look of the top lid.
    Picture #4--Right corner from inside, showing the dovetail assembly.

    Now some really knowledgeable members here on CW, collect Trunk, any comments are welcome, I will really appreciated any input from you guy's......

    This beauty stand 28 inch wide, 21 inch deep, 19 inch tall.

    Many Thanks Everyone for Viewing
    Alan

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    Comments

    1. jscott0363 jscott0363, 4 years ago
      Alan,
      Congratulations on the finding the free trunk. I really love the sheet brass binding on this one. Not sure what it is about that part of Canada, but trunkman has found a few discarded trunks in his neighborhood as well:) Lucky find my friend!!!
    2. Alan2310 Alan2310, 4 years ago
      Scott, Thank you for the quick comments, my friend, i knew you will love this.
      Talking about this bidding pieces all around and on the side, do you think this is original to the piece, because this hiding the beautiful dovetail work(they look very old) bang up all over.

      Regards
      Alan
    3. jscott0363 jscott0363, 4 years ago
      Alan,
      Judging by the precise spacing of the tacks in the binding, I would be willing to say yes it it the original binding. The dovetailing is an indication of a well made piece.
    4. Alan2310 Alan2310, 4 years ago
      Oh, I see, very interesting thought, explanation appreciated Scott, thanks for taking time for doing it.

      Regards
      Alan
    5. Efesgirl Efesgirl, 4 years ago
      In the trash??? Geepers.....what a beauty.
    6. Alan2310 Alan2310, 4 years ago
      Efesgirl, yes it is, the patina is just gorgeous.
      Many thanks for the comment and the love, much appreciated your frequent visit on my post, and for your unconditional support.

      Regards
      Alan
    7. fleafinder fleafinder, 4 years ago
      love those grains alan*thumbs up
      people dont know what they throw these days!
    8. Alan2310 Alan2310, 4 years ago
      fleafinder, me too, I really love beautiful wood grain, specially when there never receive anything on it, and this have a nice golden tone.
      Many thanks for the comment and the love, much appreciated that you take some time to stop by.

      Regards
      Alan
    9. kivatinitz kivatinitz, 4 years ago
      Dios ayuda al que madruga, Got helps to whom wake up early....
    10. Alan2310 Alan2310, 4 years ago
      kivatinitz, ha ha, I love it, so truthful.
      What about......pájaro que madruga tiene las mejores semillas.

      Many, many thanks, you save this post, and many more, really appreciated your trust my truth friend, with your unconditional love.

      Regards
      Alan
    11. Alan2310 Alan2310, 4 years ago
      FatBoy64
      kivatinitz
      Kevin
      fleafinder
      Ivonne---->for the like
      Efesgirl
      Mike
      fortapache
      VioletOrange
      Scott
      bb2
      Roy, many thanks to all of you for the love, much appreciated that you take some of your time to stop by, also thank you for your constant support.

      Regards
      Alan
    12. Alan2310 Alan2310, 4 years ago
      ttomtucker, many thanks for the love, much appreciated that you take some time to stop by.

      Regards
      Alan
    13. Alan2310 Alan2310, 4 years ago
      officialfuel, many thanks for the love, much appreciated that you take some time to stop by.

      Regards
      Alan
    14. Alan2310 Alan2310, 4 years ago
      Hey, trunkman, what is your opinion on my first trunk??

      Regards
      Alan
    15. trunkman trunkman, 4 years ago
      Alan this is a very nice well made trunk. Very unusual to have all that brass trim for this age of trunk. I usually only see the French makers do this intricate nailing of brass trim - those little corner pieces where the trunk closes look French too but the rest of the hardware is North American so interesting mix. Great curbside find Alan -- watch out though -- that's how I got started!!!

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