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    Posted 3 years ago

    WillysVA
    (2 items)

    I was recently updating a family history book by including some pictures of a trunk that belonged to my wife’s mother, which we had refinished many years ago. This caused me to turn to the internet and do some research to learn more about her trunk. Seeing all those wonderful refinished trunks, many on this site, sparked a desire to see what I could find out there for sale. I found many large sized trunks, some refinished, and most overpriced for my taste. Then I saw a Jenny Lind in need of some tender loving care. After a few texts and settling on a price, the wife and I were in the car, off to acquire a new project. I’m spending time now to develop a plan, to purchase some hardware that supports the plan, and waiting for retirement (which will be soon). Then when warm weather returns, the refinishing transformation of what I now just call “The Trunk” will begin!

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    Comments

    1. jscott0363 jscott0363, 3 years ago
      That is one truly incredible Jenny Lind trunk!!!! I love leather covered trunks, and have many in my collection, but this is absolutely amazing looking.
    2. funtocollectglass funtocollectglass, 3 years ago
      Cool looking trunk! Seems it has seen many travels to fun beautiful places—maybe even on the Orient Express Railways...
    3. Drill Drill, 3 years ago
      A Wonderful traveling trunk for it's time. Amazing to see that much leather still on it. Below is a link to some cool trunk advertising from 1844 that I had found awhile back.(Hope it posts) just scroll down
      Alexander l. Hickey pg 181
      Robert Denny pg 182

      https://books.google.com/books?id=ijdEAQAAMAAJ&pg=PA181&lpg=PA181&dq=A.L.+Hickey+trunk+phila.&source=bl&ots=Kpq1pbuDSd&sig=dKDuM1gLcJLKAsKw7U7y0zDmmVk&hl=en&sa=X&ved=0CC4Q6AEwBWoVChMIr9Tj-5XcxwIVAR0-Ch0PHg48#v=onepage&q=A.L.%20Hickey%20trunk%20phila.&f=false

      much luck ,enjoy bringing her back, thanks for the post.
    4. WillysVA WillysVA, 3 years ago
      Thanks jscott0363, funtocollectglass and Drill for the kind words. Drill I loved the ads, they were great!

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