Posted 6 years ago
Hello CW friends!!
I came across this old Irish made wicker trunk a few weeks back. I've always wanted one for my collection and since it was priced very inexpensively, I went ahead and bought it. A decent wicker trunk, that's able to be restored, is a fairly rare find these days as very few of these survived over the years. Many that I've seen are too far past the point of restoration. This one was able to be cleaned and properly repaired.
I've been working on this one since I got it and let me tell you it's been a real challenge. It's taken a tremendous amount of cleaning, refabricating replacement leather parts and lots and lots of restitching. But, I'm nearly complete and will be posting the finished product soon.
This style of trunk is made of willow wicker and is encased in a heavy patent leather type covering with leather binding. It's the first wicker trunk I've actually seen with wood slats on the top and also the first Irish made trunk I've ever seen. It a fairly large trunk, measuring 32" long, 26" tall and 21" front to back.
Sorry for the very poor photography here.
Thanks for stopping to have a look!!!