I have restored, refinished and sold many antique and vintage trunks. A big part of my success has been "Antique Trunks" because of the excellent historical background, trunk information and pictures.
Identification, values and years are sometimes difficult to determine but Linda and Paul offer a guide that in most cases will help you whittle down to insightful information about your trunk or trunks you wish to purchase.
This well laid out book offers a guide to parts and sections of a trunk, old fashioned Victorian labels, manufacturers complete with locations and addresses, locks, handles, hasps, tips for basic refinishing and restoration.
The guide helps in the identification process in particular because it provides date ranges related to specific designs used in specific time periods.
Besides written information and photographs one section offers diagrams of trunks styles related to patents from years past.
This book is soft cover with a complete glossy finish and will serve you well in most endeavors concerning a by gone era of steamer trunks and the modern era of bringing them back to life and usefulness. Enjoy!
- Paperback: 192 pages
- Publisher: Krause Pubns Inc (1 November 2003)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0873496469
- ISBN-13: 978-0873496469
- Product Dimensions: 20.3 x 1.3 x 26.7 cm
- Boxed-product Weight: 785 g
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