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Furniture1897 of 14046Unknown Trunk has a Yale and Towne Lock.  Rocking chair
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    Posted 3 years ago

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    As a follow up to a previous post of this trunk many years ago I finally got around to refinishing it. These carpet covered trunks are very rare... I’ve only seen a handful, most posted on this site. This one not only has the wonderful carpet but also great hardware. A bit of trunk eye candy!

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    1. greendog greendog, 3 years ago
      Very nice Tman, I love everything about it, especially how the wood slats run on the edge of the trunk, very cool, greendog.
    2. trunkman trunkman, 3 years ago
      Thanks so much greendog! I never noticed the feature of the slats right up against the ends on the top! Surveying my trunks and others I see this is an exception in design. Yh this one has a lot going for it... too bad it’s not the original lock.. another example of locks broken and replaced with inferior replacements.
    3. greendog greendog, 3 years ago
      You need to look for a nice lock and replace it.
    4. facstchr9455 facstchr9455, 3 years ago
      Great job, Trunkman. I've never seen a trunk that was covered in carpet. BTW, I found a man in NYC who sells new old stock locks. Ordered one from him last year to put on a turn-of-the-century steamer that I redid. We were pleased with the lock, and felt his prices were reasonable. Hope this helps.
    5. Will.Lovins, 3 years ago
      could you look at the trunk i posted and please assist me with what kind it is?
      nice trunk by the way
    6. myoldkyhome myoldkyhome, 3 years ago
      Beautiful trunk! Yours is the only one that I’ve ever seen. Excellent work on it too!
    7. trunkman trunkman, 3 years ago
      Thanks myoldkyhome, willlovins, facstchr9455, and greendog for the great comments!
    8. randallbarbera randallbarbera, 3 years ago
      What a great trunk! You're my hero! Nice, REALLY nice work!
    9. trunkman trunkman, 3 years ago
      Thanks randallbarbera for the enthusiastic thumbs up! Considering your high quality work I am humbled..
    10. jscott0363 jscott0363, 3 years ago
      Wow!! Not sure how I missed this one. Outstanding restoration T-man!!!
    11. trunkman trunkman, 3 years ago
      Thanks so much Js... happy with the results... it now adorns my office!
    12. dashkdot, 1 year ago
      Hello All. I was lucky enough to inherit one of these carpeted treasures from my great grandmother. It's a massive (38" wide x 23" deep x 27.5"-32 high) Romadka that, aside from some unfortunate mustard yellow paint on the top slats and tin, has retained most of its original features (including the leather hasp cover and front strap). The fabric is surprisingly like Jim's non-Romadka which I suspect he purchased and restored to help process the grief after my refusal to sell some years back. ;)

      I'm here to see whether someone would be willing to talk with me about cleaning up the fabric and doing some light restoration on my regal old behemoth. I live in Michigan, 90 minutes north of Detroit, and am open to either hiring the work out or doing it myself. The idea of shipping the trunk is daunting and likely cost prohibitive. I could however borrow a truck and maybe drive it to say Jackson, MI. (hint-hint)

      Thanks in advance for any help or advice you have to offer.

    13. greendog greendog, 5 months ago
      Ok, dashkdot you got my attention.

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