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Trunks279 of 2192Mid to late 1870's Martin MaierOld Antique Trunk Possibly Belonged to my Great Great Grandmother
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    Posted 1 year ago

    trunkman
    (132 items)

    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.

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    1. Caperkid Caperkid, 1 year ago
      Is the juice worth the squeeze. It has great style . My 2 bits.
    2. greendog greendog, 1 year ago
      Strip it !
    3. facstchr9455 facstchr9455, 1 year 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, 1 year ago
      Caperkid, therein lies the question!
    5. trunkman trunkman, 1 year ago
      Greendog - a solid vote !
    6. trunkman trunkman, 1 year ago
      fasctchr9445, you called it right - never met a trunk that hasn’t thrown me a little something... :)
    7. myoldkyhome myoldkyhome, 1 year 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, 1 year ago
      Another vote for a refinish! Thanks myoldkyhome, the joy is in the discovery!
    9. Drill Drill, 1 year 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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