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Hello, Me and my fiancee recently bought a storage unit and found this old trunk. We can't seem to locate a maker or date on it. I have been browsing the web and am not sure how to match up our trunk to others I see. I would be happy to email pics. Any advice would be much appreciated. It is a flat top, leather handles, with metal studs around top, bottom and side border. It is a turquoise color and has some old ugly paper lining. Thanks so much for your time.

Hi Amber
Nice to hear from you.
I love these old trunks. Used to have several but they went to the kids.
Of course like you say I need a picture but before you go to that trouble, I want you to look over this wonderful site.
Look at all the sections.
It pretty much tells us all we need to know about trunks.
I know you will enjoy it.

Kind Regards

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Eileen Cronk


I can answer most questions about the repairing and refinishing of all your old furniture items (the things we call antiques). I can also give you advice on what wood items to choose and what wood items to avoid at auctions, flea markets etc. I DO NOT give appraisals on antiques as this is not my field of expertise.


I have been repairing, refinishing and of course buying old furniture for the past 30 years. On any given weekend I can be found at auction sales or flea markets searching out a good buy. I have taken several courses in this area over the years, but I find "Hands On" learning to be the best teacher. I can help you avoid the pitfalls and problems of this wonderful rewarding craft.

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