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Antique and Vintage Trunks

For those who collect antique and vintage trunks both large and small. We hope to answer some of the many questions that you may have about origin, location, maker or manufacturer and value of your trunk.

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Old Trunk 1867 ? still with owners name on it 3 Replies

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Strange looking marking on trunk 1 Reply

Started by Jayski. Last reply by kathy park Feb 5, 2013.

chinese laquered trunk

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Ageing new metal parts for trunks 4 Replies

Started by Jayski. Last reply by Jayski Dec 27, 2012.

How much should I sell those wardrobe trunks? 3 Replies

Started by Hugo Lala. Last reply by rescuelifeproducts Dec 23, 2011.

HELP! Not Sure of this. 5 Replies

Started by Monica. Last reply by Jodys Dusty Attic Aug 15, 2011.

Links 7 Replies

Started by Artorable. Last reply by Craig Phillips / B & C Emporium Jun 20, 2009.

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Comment by J. T. Bkins on April 4, 2009 at 3:11pm
Oralei ,"Trunks" were made in many shapes and sizes and from various materials. In my opinion cedar chest should belong here, too? Otherwise you end up getting categories spread out too,far? But that is my opinion. It just sounds like part of the "group" to me.
Comment by Artorable on April 4, 2009 at 2:49pm
I have a question. Will this group include things like cedar chest, or chest in general? Perhaps any storage item with a hinged lid? What does everyone think? If no, Where do I post those things? Thanks
Comment by C. Dianne Zweig Editor's Desk on April 1, 2009 at 6:22pm
Thanks Craig, Dianne
Comment by Craig Phillips / B & C Emporium on April 1, 2009 at 6:03pm
Dianne, I would consider the blue piece photoed a trunk, a crate would be a 1 time shipping unit, this one has a hasp for reuse and lock a crate usually was nailed shut.
Craig Phillips
B & C Emporium
http://www.b-c-e.biz
Comment by C. Dianne Zweig Editor's Desk on April 1, 2009 at 3:08pm
When is a trunk a trunk and not a crate or box....is the picture below a trunk?


Comment by Craig Phillips / B & C Emporium on April 1, 2009 at 12:59pm
Barbara, trunks are a little different, they use a special soft nail you have to drive partly thru the box, bend over, drive the rest of the way thru and bend over the balance and stick the point into the wood.
Remember there are lots of trunks around. if this one does not talk to you or say's I have lots of work to be done on me no problem, just pass as their will be another.
Craig
Comment by Artorable on April 1, 2009 at 1:01am
I've heard kitty litter will absorb much of the odor. Still need to test it, but makes a little sense.
Comment by Craig Phillips / B & C Emporium on March 31, 2009 at 9:48pm
just like in the fridge, absorb smells, or Kitty litter with the oder absorbing

the bottom can be replaced, is it the inside paper that is flaking off if that no problem, just strip the paper off and replace it with some new fresh victorian prints & borders, the more problems the more work and talent it takes to restore a trunk.
Craig Phillips
Comment by Craig Phillips / B & C Emporium on March 31, 2009 at 6:03pm
Barbara, the other question is it a wood trunk or a metal trunk?
Craig
Comment by Craig Phillips / B & C Emporium on March 31, 2009 at 6:03pm
Barbara,
the musty odor, mostly can be taken care of in some nice bright sunshine. and baking soda,

pieces flaking off not good ((Where is the parts flaking off at the bottom, the back? where??)).

loose hinge depends on how handy you are, can be tightned,

the missing hinge we carry several different ones, check out our web site a few more are available.

Craig Phillips
B & C Emporium
http://www.b-c-e.biz
 

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