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Victorian Era2026 of 2097Victorian ERA Rose BowlsVICTORIAN CALLING CARD
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Posted 7 years ago


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this is 1 of the trunks ive redone
when i got it it was covered in rust i picked it up for 25.00


  1. YardSaleDave, 7 years ago
    Nice job nannah, I have done a few myself, but gotta admit yours looks better than mine.
  2. nannah nannah, 7 years ago
    thanks so much my husband cringes when i bring anything rusty home
    i would love to do this kind of stuff for a living
  3. YardSaleDave, 7 years ago
    There was a retired Gent a few miles north of me that did just that, restored old trunks, something like that he woud ask 3 to 4 hundred, some of his pine trunks would sell for double that.
  4. nannah nannah, 7 years ago
    oh how cool would that be!!
  5. toolate2 toolate2, 7 years ago
    I have a trunk very similar to this one but nowhere near as nice! Great job!
  6. nannah nannah, 7 years ago
  7. LauraJ27 LauraJ27, 7 years ago
    I have a trunk I just listed on here. It is a humpback Children's chest! All original lithographs inside!! It is beautiful! Take a peek if you wish.
    Under my name LauraJ27
  8. SMD SMD, 7 years ago
    I have a twin to your trunk! I will post mine tonight.
  9. TrunkerMarvin TrunkerMarvin, 7 years ago
    Very nice job, looks beautiful. You may know this but the trunk style was called a "Cross Slat" trunk first patented by Charles Taylor of Chicago in March 1880. The latches were patented in 1873 but were used even through the 1890's. The slat clamps with the dogwood pattern usually have the Mar. 16, 1880 patent date on them, Taylor's patent. The embossed metal trunks of this style were made by many U.S. trunk companies mostly from the late 1880's all the way through about 1915. I have a trunk catalog from 1908 that shows many types of these metal covered trunks. They all originally had lift out trays. According to the old catalogs, the wood slats were usually made of elm from northern states including Michigan. Nice that your trunk still has the trim and chromolithograph in the lid. Marvin,
  10. nannah nannah, 7 years ago
    thanks so much it still has the tray inside my husband wants me to sell it [its not the only trunk i have ] but i have no idea what it would even be worth
  11. nannah nannah, 7 years ago
    i have a very old childs size trunk [not so great shape] with wood handles could you help me with dating it if i send you a pic?
  12. trunkermarvin, 7 years ago
    I'd be glad to help, you can send pics to
  13. FRSGUMP, 7 years ago
    I'd be glad to help, you can send pics to
  14. nannah nannah, 7 years ago
    i use a brass brush that attaches to my drill and just grind away
  15. StealthRaider StealthRaider, 6 years ago
    Awesome did a great job.Can you give me any information on mine?
  16. jscott0363 jscott0363, 3 years ago
    Very nice job!! Beautiful trunk.

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