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    Posted 5 years ago

    bjb5859
    (27 items)

    Hi Folks
    Just thought I would let everyone take a look at my first and last Louis Vuitton restoration. There's a reason you don't see many of these restored correctly. Definitely the most time consuming difficult of trunks to restore.
    Many thanks to Jim at HMS antiques for his help on this project,always a pleasure!
    Could not have done it without him.
    Enjoy!!

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    1. hmsantiquetrunks.com hmsantiquetrunks.com, 5 years ago
      Now THAT is how you restore a Louis Vuitton trunk! Take notice all of you who have "restored" one of these, this is how it is done! Fantastic!! I told Ben throughout this restoration that this level of work is something I don't believe I could have done. The patience, skill, and time required to achieve this level of work is what all of us aspire to. Well done Ben. Now, if you would only learn how to take photos...:)
    2. trunkman trunkman, 5 years ago
      Fabulous! Awestruck really. I have the same Ideal men's trunk to restore only it's leather and in really poor shape. When I do the interior could I prevail upon you for some advice? Quite an inspiring restoration!
    3. Drill Drill, 5 years ago
      I am having a hard time contemplating what this trunk took to get from point Z- back to an A+. I believe these people would applaud .You should be proud, Ben take a well deserved bow.

      http://i2.cdn.turner.com/cnn/dam/assets/140225100730-louis-vuitton-10-horizontal-gallery.jpg

      http://i2.cdn.turner.com/cnn/dam/assets/140225093703-louis-vuitton-1-horizontal-gallery.jpg
      The family Vuitton portrait.
      https://s-media-cache-ak0.pinimg.com/236x/7e/a5/6b/7ea56b69ab2dc3dfc1d3368818519013.jpg

      This one that you have brought back is ready for delivery.

      http://dazedimg.dazedgroup.netdna-cdn.com/900/azure/dazed-
      prod/1050/6/1056266.jpg
      To the ladies!
      http://dazedimg.dazedgroup.netdna-cdn.com/900/azure/dazed-prod/1050/6/1056289.jpg
    4. Drill Drill, 5 years ago
      http://dazedimg.dazedgroup.netdna-cdn.com/900/azure/dazed-prod/1050/6/1056266.jpg
    5. bjb5859 bjb5859, 5 years ago
      Trunkman you sure can and thanks Drill for the kind comments and photos
      Much appreciated!!
    6. Celiene Celiene, 5 years ago
      WOW! I can't believe the transformation! (And did the ladies at the LV salon have to all look alike to get the job?)
    7. bjb5859 bjb5859, 5 years ago
      Yes this is before and after

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