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Trunks2215 of 2312Antique hand carved chestMy Dome Top Trunk with Brass "Treasure"
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    Posted 8 years ago

    nannah
    (31 items)

    this a before and after of the trunk i just restored
    the patent date on the hardware is oct 23 1877

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    1. Trenchartman Trenchartman, 8 years ago
      Wow that looks great. It has been years since I have restored one.
      Thanks for sharing.
      Trenchartman
    2. nannah nannah, 8 years ago
      thanks so much i love doing the restoration only trouble is i cant keep them all
    3. Shawnl86 Shawnl86, 8 years ago
      Reminds me of Dragon Scales!
    4. Lee Sayer, 8 years ago
      Nannah : the 1900 Sears catalog has over 40 trunks listed with drawings,description and prices.The original catalog is hard to come by but there are several reprodutions that are good .Also seen a dvd of the 1900 catalog on eBay.
      Your trunk looks good,you done a fine job.
    5. nannah nannah, 8 years ago
      thank you very much . i have a couple of repo sears catalogs ill have to see if i have one with this trunk in it
      thanks i never thought of looking in the sears catalogs
    6. randallbarbera randallbarbera, 8 years ago
      NICE work!! How do you initially clean the steel to make it look new?
    7. nannah nannah, 8 years ago
      i use a wire wheel attachment on a drill first coarse to get the bulk of the rust then medium and fine to polish then polyurethane to keep it from rusting again
    8. rocker-sd rocker-sd, 8 years ago
      Great restoration. Do I understand you correctly that the silver parts are polished metal with just a clear coat, and not painted? Or is it polyurethane silver paint?
    9. nannah nannah, 8 years ago
      yes but the hardware is painted with a silver paint
    10. chinablue chinablue, 7 years ago
      Just beautiful!! I have one similar to it that has been waiting on me to do something with it since I bought it. Seeing this got me motivated. Thanks for sharing the pictures!
    11. kolbe, 7 years ago
      I love restoring old trunks and this one is fantastic .I would like to know what brand of silver paint you used. I always use rustolium on the metal and lacuer on the wood

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