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Drill's loves120 of 525Romadka Brothers Southern Belle Wealthy Ladies TrunkFinally finished (almost)!! Before and after
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    Posted 2 years ago

    trunkman
    (142 items)

    A lovely well built Garland trunk refinished. Beautiful cast iron fingering. Awesome label, and bonus company store front pic. Last pic is the ‘before’. Finding the right trunk is half the battle!

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    Comments

    1. Drill Drill, 2 years ago
      Very nice T-Man, love the storefront picture as well and thanks for the treat I had not seen that one.
    2. Drill Drill, 2 years ago
      https://books.google.com/books?id=eaZAAQAAMAAJ&pg=PA23&lpg=PA23&dq=F.V.+Garland+trunk+history+luggage+and+leather+goods&source=bl&ots=QrGVBpupac&sig=ACfU3U2tSKk5hljaODJ8VkG03jTdVK4N5g&hl=en&sa=X&ved=2ahUKEwjmjdOm0f7jAhVuT98KHUm2B3AQ6AEwEnoECAkQAQ#v=onepage&q&f=false

      Some history in the above link:
    3. trunkman trunkman, 2 years ago
      Thanks Drill! Although the link didn’t quite work out..
    4. Elisabethan Elisabethan, 2 years ago
      Great job as always! Some books and a lamp on top of that and it would be a most loved table in my house :)
    5. jscott0363 jscott0363, 2 years ago
      It's a BEAUTY T-man!! You did a fine restoration on this. I love the label and the store front pic too.
    6. facstchr9455 facstchr9455, 2 years ago
      Another beautiful job. This looks very similar to a trunk I have. Was this covered in canvas? If so, how did you get the canvas and glue residue off? The finish on the trunk now is absolutely gorgeous. I removed the canvas from my trunk, but found that it was very difficult getting rid of the glue residue.
    7. trunkman trunkman, 2 years ago
      Thanks all for your lovely comments ! facstchr - yes this was canvas covered. Took an exacto knife around the edges and lifted up a small corner - canvas usually just pulls off! The trick for the glue is a very wet.. not damp but wet cloth basically soaking the glue and wood with water and use a scrapper to remove as most of the older glues were water soluble. Thanks again’
    8. WillysVA WillysVA, 2 years ago
      Its always a real plus knowing the manufacturer. Great job on bringing this trunk back to life.
    9. BigD338 BigD338, 2 years ago
      Very nice looking trunk!!
    10. myoldkyhome myoldkyhome, 2 years ago
      Great job! What a beauty!
    11. trunkman trunkman, 2 years ago
      Thanks so much for the encouraging comments!!
    12. eye4beauty eye4beauty, 2 years ago
      What a great thing to be able to restore these. Beautiful work.
    13. trunkman trunkman, 2 years ago
      Thanks so much eye!!
    14. Trey Trey, 2 years ago
      Beautiful Job :)
    15. trunkman trunkman, 2 years ago
      Thanks so much Trey !!

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