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I have enjoyed fixing old things and making them workable and attractive again. I have a 46 & 47 Willys Jeep and a project Jeep made from a collection of parts, all I have enjoyed fixing old things and making them workable and attractive again. I have a 46 & 47 Willys Jeep and a project Jeep made from a collection of parts, all in stages of rebuild. I have repaired and refinished a number of furniture items, all family heirlooms. I recently rekindled an interest in antique trunks and am working on my second one. (Read more)

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The Trunk - Furniturein Furniture
My Old Desk - Furniturein Furniture
The Trunk - Furniturein Furniture

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  1. You always do such great work. It looks amazing.
  2. I like that it has the wooden slats on top and sides and leather lock cover. Is the leather covering original? If so it looks to be in great shape. That is a very good looking Jenny Lind.
  3. Thanks Drill. The trunk had a lock cover but my wife didn't want me to put one back on the truck. Jim thought that maybe the truck had first come without a lock and it was added later. Have you seen a...
  4. The desk has been identified as one from Imperial Desk Co., Evansville, Ind. From a catalog, "The exterior wood is walnut. The panels are 3 ply walnut, the top is 1 1/4 inch thick 5 ply walnut with so...
  5. The burning really gives it an old/antique look.
  6. Nice old trunk. I got a Jenny Lind that has similar metal straps held on with the large brass button headed nails, just like yours. Let me know if you find a source for those, mine is missing a few.
  7. Thanks Dambii. I believe these types of desks were made during the first half of the 1900s. So 1930 is very possible. I didn't find any date on my drawers or any where else.
  8. Thanks fhrjr2. The desk could be from the 50s but I suspect older. Its definitely not maple or birch. I believe the top and draw fronts are mahogany by matching against samples shown on line, and susp...
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1860’s Crouch & Fitzgerald Jenny Lind Early American Antique Deerskin Trunk Brass banded Jenny Lind interior Late 1880's wheat tin Martin Maier Some painted furniture Romadka Trunk (Western Star) circa 1886 refinished Rare Carpet Covered Trunk 1885 Antique Martin Maier Trunk oak slat Vanderman Trunk 1846 - 1854 Six Brass Band Jenny Lind Antique Trunk Saratoga Trunk inky's dream compact Rare Flat top travel trunk Antique Jenny Lind trunk 1860 Antique Jenny Lind leather trunk The Trunk Ain't Junk

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