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    Posted 3 years ago

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    Hey Guys,
    I have the 3 pictured trunks. The Vuitton's leather is very dry. Should I try and use something to restore? It's a very large trunk
    ( 44L x 27H x 25W ) Any suggestions?
    The other two I believe are Saratoga Gypsy trunks from the 1800's, both very large. What do you think?


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    1. jscott0363 jscott0363, 3 years ago
      I really love the LV trunk!! I've restored several leather trunks and have been quite successful using Leather Rejuvenator, which I purchase from Preservation Solutions. I then give an application of mink oil (creme form) and buff it to a nice shine. But, that's just my preference. Here's a couple of leather trunks I brought back to life, using the method described. Good luck!
    2. greendog greendog, 3 years ago
      Any good leather cleaner and conditioner will work just fine, I use Lexol leather conditioner, if it's dry you need to get something on it. As for the round tops, the first one is a Romadka Brothers from Milwaukee, Wisconsin, very nice condition, this was a crystallized tin trunk, I would guess gold in color as it was the most popular, crystallized tin looked somewhat like a frosted window but in color, I would say mid to late 1880's. The other trunk, again very nice condition, crystallized tin, nice cast hardware, if no label inside hard to say who the maker was, same time period, greendog.
    3. greendog greendog, 3 years ago
      Forgot to say nice double lock on the one, I love double locks, greendog
    4. Mike78, 3 years ago
      Thanks guys for the info. I've been attempting to restore Steamer trunks for about 4 yrs now. I've gotten better but still learning. I have about 12 in my collection and a few I'm still trying to get information on. I'll send a few more pics to let you guys take a crack at. Tks
    5. Im4anythingOld, 3 years ago
      I came across this restoration site while searching for moynat info. It includes Louis Vuitton. What they can do is quite amazing well worth a a view and a read.
    6. Mike78, 3 years ago
      Wow, that sites incredible. I have a monogram Vuitton just picked up and it's rough. Would love to see what these guys could do with it. But unfortunately, I believe they are not local.
    7. Im4anythingOld, 3 years ago
      No, But certainly interesting and they will give you input though.
    8. Mike78, 3 years ago
      Absolutely interesting. Thank you!
    9. Drill Drill, 3 years ago

      Sometimes it is just nice to see trunks that have not been touched the above site has some wonderful examples.Enjoy!

      Maybe these ladies could help clean that LV up!

      Rough getting that sand off them.

      Maybe go for a ride.

    10. Mike78, 3 years ago
      You guys are funny, made my day! Love the unfinished trunk site. Tks

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