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.

  • Vintage Trunk Identification

    Good afternoon,I recently purchased a vintage travel trunk and am trying to learn more about it. Unfortunately, the company name on the top is being covered by some travel stickers, which I don't want to remove. The sticker on the inside of the trunk has a date of March 1952, but I imagine the…

    By Adam Gagnon

  • Steamer/Common N. Drucker & Co. trunk with Eagle Lock. Co

    I have a trunk by N. Drucker & Co. in pretty good condition ( I think).  It's quite large.  Any information on value?  Thanks!…

    By Danielle Woodson

  • Antique Trunks and Chests Collectors Weekly

    Antique Trunks and Chests Collectors WeeklyAntique trunks, also called traveling chests, were originally used as luggage for extended trips by stagecoach, train, or steamship. Today, given the weight limitations on airplanes and the new, lightweight wheeled luggage available, most people use these…

    By C. Dianne Zweig Editor's Desk

  • This Old Trunk Website

    From This Old Trunk specialize in expert restoration and sale of high quality Steamer Trunks, Antique Trunks, and Chests. We sell a wide variety of antique "steamer" trunks, many of which are very difficult…

    By C. Dianne Zweig Editor's Desk

  • Sold an 1849 Antique Trunk

    I sold an antique trunk in my etsy shop a while back that I found at a yard sale. It was very old, very musty and almost creepy....but beautiful at the same time!

    By Donna Sullivan

  • Trunk - Quasi-Junk? I am feeling pretty hopeless about this one. Opinions/Advice?

    Comment by Amy Beery 4 minutes ago Delete CommentHi Everyone ! I really wasn't looking for an antique trunk when I bought this, just…

    By Amy Beery

  • Long MFG Co.

    I have a trunk with a lock on it, ( long lock T-46) I also have the key (long lock T-46). The lock and the key match but I can't open the lock. Does anyone have a picture of the lock in the open position? I may be able to pick if I knew what to look for. Thanks in advance Preston

    By Preston Edwards

  • Old Trunk 1867 ? still with owners name on it

    So, Whats its worth?It is rough but the only thing I did to it was put rust gaurd on the metal parts to stop the rusting..I thing it says 1867 0r 1887. Canvas on wood.

    By Kim Sechrist

  • Strange looking marking on trunk

    Here's one I'm going to start working on shortly. This is the way I got it. It looks like some sort of oxidation but not sure. It's definitely not going to come off but I liked it for its look.The odd thing is if you closed your eyes and ran your hand over it, you would not feel any on the…

    By Jayski

  • chinese laquered trunk

    hi i bought this at a second hand shop, have seen one other ont he internet but not the same and no key i dont think it is that old but if anyone could let me know what they think and approx value i would appreciate it ... about 12 " high and 10" deep and about 16" wide it has two brass round…

    By kathy park