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trunkman's items5 of 138Antique flat top trunk 1880’sFrench antique trunk circa 1890
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    Posted 2 years ago

    trunkman
    (138 items)

    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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    Comments

    1. greendog greendog, 2 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, 2 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, 2 years ago
      You need to look for a nice lock and replace it.
    4. facstchr9455 facstchr9455, 2 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, 2 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, 2 years ago
      Beautiful trunk! Yours is the only one that I’ve ever seen. Excellent work on it too!
    7. trunkman trunkman, 2 years ago
      Thanks myoldkyhome, willlovins, facstchr9455, and greendog for the great comments!
    8. randallbarbera randallbarbera, 2 years ago
      What a great trunk! You're my hero! Nice, REALLY nice work!
    9. trunkman trunkman, 2 years ago
      Thanks randallbarbera for the enthusiastic thumbs up! Considering your high quality work I am humbled..
    10. jscott0363 jscott0363, 1 year ago
      Wow!! Not sure how I missed this one. Outstanding restoration T-man!!!
    11. trunkman trunkman, 1 year ago
      Thanks so much Js... happy with the results... it now adorns my office!

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