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Early 1900's  All  Solid Brass Hardware Trunk - Furniturein Furniture
C.A. Taylor Antique Flat Top Trunk - Furniturein Furniture
Rare Flat top travel trunk - Furniturein Furniture
LV Restoration - Furniturein Furniture
First LV restoration - Furniturein Furniture
Martin Maier Flat Top - Furniturein Furniture
Huge French Trunk - Furniturein Furniture
Louis Vuitton - Furniturein Furniture
Saratoga Trunk - Furniturein Furniture
Martin Maier Oak Slat - Furniturein Furniture


  1. The white is like the vulcanized fiber, and the body of the trunk is canvas. Both restored back to there original colors. It would be cool to see another with solid brass hardware,hoping someone w...
  2. YES!! Amazing job Jim!! Certainly worth the time and effort.
  3. Thanks Im4anythingold
  4. Thanks Mike78 The metal was polished and clear coated. Thanks for the comment
  5. Hi CandyF It takes a lot of practice and patience. Would be glad to do it for you . Thanks for looking
  6. Polished cast
  7. Yes They were burned in with a laser printer Nice but expensive.
  8. Thanks Im4anythingold I think they look just as nice in any size. I have a 32 ,20, and a 34,yet to be restored
  9. Thank you Im4anythingOld for your kind words. That's the first thing I do when restoring a trunk.I have all the paint finishes,wood finishes ,fabrics ,lithographs, hardware finishes,leather handle d...
  10. Wonderful find . Totally agree, with the correct restoration this would without a doubt look absolutely stunning.
  11. Thanks WillysVA, Wire wheel and lots of elbow grease but be very careful not to hit the wood
  12. Nice find Greendog, Glad to see you got it!
  13. Thank you for all your comments Greatly appreciated
  14. Thanks Drill
  15. Thanks Sats, This sure would make a great coffee table!!
  16. Thanks GreenDog and Trunkman Much Appreciated!!
  17. Thanks Drill I think I'm going to send for their free catalog :)
  18. Looks awesome Jim!!!
  19. Nice,I especially like the one underneath it!!!
  20. Yes this is before and after
  21. Yes, The first two pictures in the first listing . This was painted all white.
  22. Thanks Greendog,Trunkman and Drill Much appreciated!!
  23. Trunkman you sure can and thanks Drill for the kind comments and photos Much appreciated!!
  24. Thanks for the article Drill,Always enjoy reading them.
  25. Could be late 1870's ,I have a couple of zinc trunks and they look quite similar only beat up pretty good. This one is not at all and I think that's what is making hard to tell. Nice trunk Maria775!!!
  26. Greendog,its really hard to tell but It looks like possibly a Zinc covering because of the color and smoothness.
  27. Mike,send me your email address to brownb13@frontiernet .net I have some photos
  28. I'll look tomorrow and let you know
  29. How many slat clamps are you looking for?
  30. Great looking trunk! I posted a B,B,and B trunk about a year ago.Very well built trunks. Beware! If you plan on removing the canvas you won't believe how hard it comes off.
  31. Marvin I certainly agree, That is a rare and beautiful lock . Probably the nicest looking vulcanized fiber trunk I have ever seen. Yes,Very well done!!
  32. Trunkman,just took a look at your huge French trunk.Is it 44 inches long as well? ,sure looks like it. Took a look at all your trunks,sure is an impressive collection. Do you still own all of them? I ...
  33. Well Scott, I have always wondered if they made a smaller version of the one I had, Mine was the biggest dome top that I have ever owned. It came in at 44 inches long. You don't see these that often...
  34. Hi greendog Thanks for the comment. Made the corners and trims myself
  35. WoW!! I think I've seen this one some place before! Maybe not
  36. Nice job Jim!!! Yes, I did wonder what happened to your posts
  37. WOW!! Lucky you I had one Identical to yours about in the same shape. There worth more as is .Sold mine for $5800. I'm not saying yours is or isn't worth that much,but people pay a lot for them a...
  38. Thanks everyone for the kind comments!!!
  39. Trader44, Sorry I don't use papers in my trunks ,only cloth.It is a challenge to find trims and pictures and new old stock just does not exist.There are beginner books out there but I would not know w...
  40. Thanks ,trunkman Just so you know,Klucel-G works best with leather that has lost its finish or what they call red rot.Sounds bad, but its not the end of the world.It really does a nice job going all...
  41. Thanks jscott0363 and Drill This was an interesting trunk to do,first one I have seen with stenciled slats. Leather trunks are always a bit easier to do when the leather doesn’t have to be removed....
  42. Now , That's a very nice collection of oak slats Wonderful job KathyKay. I know what you mean about limitations 124 of them and still counting. What happened to the right latch? If your in need of...
  43. Nice trunk Jim! Looks like it should have been part of a set of matching luggage Wonder if trunk company’s offered trunks in matching sets? Cool looking top,you see the same shape on wardrobe trun...
  44. Thanks ,Marvin and jscott0363 This was a very time consuming restoration,but I felt the trunk was well worth it. Interiors are my favorite part.
  45. Very Nice Interesting ,No latches or leather buckles Could this be French or European in origin? I had a huge 4o inch dome top with stripe canvas which I assumed was European ,maybe not! Love th...
  46. Very Nice KathyKay Seen that one as well ,was thinking about buying it myself but didn't want to drive that far,and if you wait more than a day or two it's to late. Sometimes even hours.When they com...
  47. Thank You, shareurpassion
  48. Thanks KathyKay I'm located in upstate New York,about 40 miles west of Albany in a small town called Perth I'd be more than happy to take a look at what you have. Where on the east coast are you? ...
  49. Thanks ,Drill and Trunkman for your kind words. Now its on to the next one.
  50. gundy03130 Typically the smell comes from the cloth or paper that lines the trunk.Get rid of that and the trunk will smell better or you can try activated charcoal,this will however take a few weeks...
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