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Posted 6 years ago

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Here is a lovely 1890's wall trunk (opens while flat against a wall) manufactured in Montreal Canada. I saw this in the classified adds and called to pick it up. It was covered in a tattered green canvas. I was surprised to find out when I picked it up that it was a wall trunk--bonus! (notice the hinges on the top) Montreal made -- double bonus! Interestingly enough (to me) it is the first trunk of this type that I have come across that has a body made out of cedar and not pine. Also it has nice leather trim. The big brass buttons are great. I am very pleased with how it came out refinished. The latch reminds me of a reese's peanut butter cup. (What that has to do with anything I am not sure) I have one more wall trunk as a project for this summer (a Millar from Boston). Another joy of discovery trunk moment...


  1. TrunkerMarvin TrunkerMarvin, 6 years ago
    Another nice Canadian trunk. I don't see Canadian made trunks very often. The 1890's were the biggest years for wall trunks being developed and patented in the U.S. So far I have found patents for about 10 different Wall trunks in the U.S. from the early 1890's to about 1904. The Wall trunks really are great for using in the home since you don't have to pull them away from the wall to open them. I recently had a nice Miller Wall trunk from Boston and sold it. I still have a couple Clinton Wall trunks made near Boston in Clinton Mass. in the mid 1890's. That lock is beautiful and the popular Eastlake Victorian style from the 1890's. I see it has a patent date on it also but can't make out the year. Thanks for posting your trunks. Marvin
  2. trunkman trunkman, 6 years ago
    Thanks Marvin -- appreciate your input. The lock was patent Dec. 8th, 1892. Now I will go look up Eastlake Victorian style and see what's up with that. I have yet to come across a Clinton trunk here in Canada but I'll keep on the hunt.
  3. trunkman trunkman, 6 years ago
    Marvin, by the way, I picked up the exact same Millar wall trunk that you sold this year with the original tray for 60 bucks! I have your picture and description saved for reference. It will be my summer refinish project. (Although the canvas is in great shape I find brown canvas kinda drab -- your refinish job was as always spectacular!:)
  4. trunkman trunkman, 5 years ago
    Thanks Deanteaks, collector4evr, miKKoChristmas11, chinablue, passion4trunks, petey TrunkerMarvin, officialfuel, cwok, and Manikin for the love.
  5. trunkman trunkman, 4 years ago
    Thanks VanessaT for the love...
  6. AnneLanders AnneLanders, 4 years ago
    This is magnificent...puts my 1930's glory box to shame!
  7. trunkman trunkman, 4 years ago
    Too funny AnneLanders... thanks for the comment... now you have to post your 1930's "glory box" you know....
  8. trunkman trunkman, 4 years ago
    Thanks for the love jewels...

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