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Trunks53 of 1969Mid to late 1870's Martin MaierOld Antique Trunk Possibly Belonged to my Great Great Grandmother
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Posted 4 months ago


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Help! Found this lovely French trunk and when I took off the canvas this was underneath. Yikes! Re-purposed boards. Now i’m split between keeping the funky Picasso look or stripping it all down which will entail a lot more work than I bargained for.


  1. Caperkid Caperkid, 4 months ago
    Is the juice worth the squeeze. It has great style . My 2 bits.
  2. greendog greendog, 4 months ago
    Strip it !
  3. facstchr9455 facstchr9455, 4 months ago
    It looks like a solid trunk. I think you should strip it. Don't they all entail more work than we bargain for? :) Can't wait to see the results.
  4. trunkman trunkman, 4 months ago
    Caperkid, therein lies the question!
  5. trunkman trunkman, 4 months ago
    Greendog - a solid vote !
  6. trunkman trunkman, 4 months ago
    fasctchr9445, you called it right - never met a trunk that hasn’t thrown me a little something... :)
  7. myoldkyhome myoldkyhome, 4 months ago
    I agree. Strip it! And they do all throw some kinds of curve balls. I’m sure you’ll make it look great!
  8. trunkman trunkman, 4 months ago
    Another vote for a refinish! Thanks myoldkyhome, the joy is in the discovery!
  9. Drill Drill, 4 months ago
    I love the look even the way that it is T-man .The brass cleans up nice.I would possibly consider just clear coating it.Picasso might approve. You would be hard pressed to find that latch and lock hardware. Then again I am interested to see if those boards are poplar as I suspect.If so They have
    some wonderful grain patterns.Much luck on your decision I'm sure it will be cool
    either way.

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